Adding Items to the TM1 Web Right Click Menu

Within the TM1Web/Scripts folder open the ‘tm1webbook.js’ file within notepad or the preferred editor. You should probably create a backup of this file before making any changes.

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Naming Conventions and Syntax

Within TM1 all objects names and contents are completely defined by the Developer. Cubes, Public Views, Dimensions, Public Subsets, Processes, Chores and Applications are all named on creation. All too often naming conventions are disregarded within the initial development stages of a TM1 implementation. Usually an attempt is made to bring these in at a later time, often too late – it will  never be considered as a value-add enhancement … Continue Reading

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Dimension Worksheets

Dimension Worksheets are a great way to manage medium sized dimensions and attributes/aliases. All Worksheets (Dimension and Rule) are held in the local data directory set in the ‘Options’ form found in Server Explorer under ‘File’.     To create a new Dimension via Dimension Worksheets

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Modifying a Dimension – Backend Editor

There are a few ways to update a dimension within TM1, the first is the simplest and most commonly used. To update a Dimension using the Dimension Editor: Right Click on the Dimension Click “Edit Dimension Structure”   Right Click any where and click “Insert Element”   Type the name of the element Check the settings are as expected (Element Type)   Click ‘Add’ to insert the Element into the … Continue Reading

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Conditional Feeders

Conditional feeders can be used to minimize the storage impact of rule feeders. The typical situation occurs when rule values are calculated by multiplying factors, any of which may be zero. This means that the value should be fed only when all the factors are non-zero. Example Given a cube SalesBySalesperson with dimensions: ·         Salesperson, ·         Product, ·         Month, ·         Measures (‘Sales’ and ‘Commissions’) If you calculate Commissions based on Sales using a commission … Continue Reading

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API Tutorial (not .net)

TM1 API Programming – Initial Steps:  At the start of a TM1 API project a few steps are necessary to get connected, 1.      Include the TM1 API Module 2.      At the Beginning of the Project use the ChDir and ChDrive function and set the Selected Directory to the Directory that contains TM1api.dll or put the bin dll files in the projects folder.                 example:                    ChDir “C:Program FilesApplixbin”                    ChDrive “C” The Best way … Continue Reading

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Turbo Integrator Troubleshooting

Turbo Integrator Overview Turbo Integrator (TI) Processes are scripts that execute within the TM1 server to perform data manipulation. Most TI Processes use a data source which is processed line by line. There are 7 major sections to a Process: Data source Settings Data source Variables Parameters Prolog Metadata Data Epilog Data source Settings Here you can change the file/query that is being imported. It’s important when sourcing data from … Continue Reading

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TM1 Security (Pre 9.4)

Overview Security within TM1 is limited to assigning a client to a group then a group to one or many levels and selections of objects. The levels of objects are: Tier 1: Cubes Applications Processes Chores Tier 2 – Dimensions Tier 3 – Elements Tier 4 – Cube Cells/Intersections of Elements The level based security is reciprocated up the tiers meaning in example that if the ‘Final Budget’ Element within … Continue Reading

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TM1 Server Setup

Starting Up a Server Creating a new Server To create a new server you must first create a data directory, this directory must have at very least: ‘tm1s.cfg’ ‘tm1s.lic’ The configuration file (tm1s.cfg) should specify: Server Name Server Admin-host Data Directory Logging Directory Server Port Any Additional Configurations (Max Login Attempt) The typical directory structure of an Application Server is as follows:

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Clear Cube Process

It is good practice to create and destroy a view for clearing rather then leaving a large clear view sitting under the cube waiting for a user to click on it. The code below creates a view and assigns subsets to that view, zero’s the view out then destroys the view and subsets.

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