Neglected Functionality – Custom Rollups & Subset Consolidations

In this blog segment, we’ll look at value add features of the IBM Business Analytics software which are often overlooked and underused. In this article I’m going to explain Custom Rollups and Subset Consolidations within IBM Cognos TM1. Custom rollups are used to create a temporary user-defined consolidation element. It is a very useful, but somewhat underused functionality. With custom rollups, you won’t be able to save the subset but … Continue Reading

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Testing Turbo Integrator Code

Calculated Variable Formula Window

In the last post we talked about how we can output String and Numeric values in a Fixed Width Field Format. I realised just after writing the article that I used a not-well-known trick in order to perfect the snippets I posted. This is: Using Calculated Variables to Test Field Calculations. I’m going to use the example of the numeric field from the last post to present how to better … Continue Reading

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Fixed Width File Format from TM1

When outputting data from TM1 usually we can get away with comma separated values format. Which is standard functionality from a Turbo Integrator process [See ASCIIOutput, TextOutput functions]. Every now and then we need to interface with a ERP system which requires Fixes Width Fields. This presents a few problems, not insurmountable but still not expressly easy either. The tips below will make things easier for you. ASCII Quote Character Options To start your extract process … Continue Reading

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TM1 at month-end

IBM Cognos TM1 is … what it has been developed to do within your environment. Unfortunately that means most companies aren’t getting the most out of their investment as it has been sold to them as a single point solution, solving a single point problem – So I thought that over the next for months I would post a couple of applications of TM1 in areas where its not always … Continue Reading

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Notepad++ for TM1 Rules & TI – Updated!

With the new release of Notepad++ yesterday to v6.4.1, I thought it was a brilliant time to update the TM1 Turbo Integrator and Rules Syntax files to be based on TM1 v10.1.0 Reference Guide. The new version xml file can be found here: TM1 v10.1 Notepad++ update In this release, we’ve added a couple of new TI functions such as: Synchronize: Used in a TI script to force serial execution of … Continue Reading

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Monte Carlo simulation with TM1

A bit about Vangelis: Hi, I am Vangelis, I am from Greece and now I live in Sydney Australia. Currently, I’m working as a consultant at Infocube Consulting. I have expertise in IBM Cognos products, BI and TM1 and also in mathematics and statistics. My academic background consists of a BSc in Mathematics, MSc in Finance & Banking, MSc in Information & Telecommunications Technologies and a couple of certifications on … Continue Reading

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Woohoo! TM1 Tuts has cracked 100,000 visits!

This is just a shout out to all the administrators, support teams and developers who have browsed or subscribed to the TM1 Tutorials blog over the last two years. Thanks, your the best and we are so pleased to have the opportunity to share our time tested tips and tricks with you all If you are new to TM1 Tutorials, take a moment to read through the topics we have covered … Continue Reading

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Your Lifeline, The TM1 Transaction Log

The TM1 Transaction Log stores all data changes in TM1 you can use it to restore data as kind of a Super-Undo. You can use it to back out, or reverse, changes to data Reversing Transactions in TM1 Backing out transactions in TM1 is not at all difficult. First of all here is the view of the Salary cube with data: And one after the data is accidentally flushed out: How … Continue Reading

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Creating basic Top 10 reports using MDX expression

One of the most common requests for reports is to generate a list of top 10 for a dimension based on TM1 data. This makes sense considering level of data TM1 works best with; this could cover top 10 consumers, customers or top 30 SKUs at one particular outlet or within a brand. There are several ways to achieve that within TM1, the simplest way to do this within a … Continue Reading

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How to write easily understood Turbo Integrator code

As many of TM1 consultants know, reading TI code always has the possibility of being a tricky task – especially if it is someone else’s code. This is mostly due to TM1 Perspectives Turbo Integrator lacking Syntax Highlighting (See our Notepad++ highlighter) but in part it is due to poor variable naming, indenting, casing or things simply not developed consistently throughout the model.

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