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Compare data directories

I made this recently to compare two TM1 Data Directories. Its rather self explanatory. The Inputs are: Path to Production Path to Dev And with this it produces a list of all files that are in one but not in the other.

Drill-Through Processes

Ok in this quick tutorial I’m going to demonstrate how you would go about creating a TI Process which retrieves information from a source system. At my latest clients site we have a process which retrieves actual journals from PeopleSoft just from drilling on aggregate actual data. How it works: 1) The Drill Button – TM1 Cube viewer / Excel Slice / TM1 Web When you right-click on a cell … Continue Reading

API CellGet Function

Please be aware that this code is not some of my better work, its from about 2 years ago from a pet project of mine. Enjoy. In Sumary this code connects to a server to get a value from a Cube, then disconnects. (This is not very efficient but shows all fundamentals of TM1 API Development – pre .net).

Adding Financial Local/Group Currency Logic

The purpose of this article is to describe how to add a Local/Group Currency system to a new TM1 cube; this can be core requirement for International Companies and is relatively common. To explain the Group/Local split, Group – the company’s home country currency – used primarily for Reporting Local – the branch/profit-centre’s currency – how data is entered.

Installing TM1 9.4

To begin download the latest version of TM1 from the ‘My-IBM’ site. You will need a login to access the site. (http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/) At the time of writing this the most current version of TM1 is 9.4 MR1 with FP2 being the latest hot fix. Once you have downloaded the version of TM1 you wish to install you should probably check your computer/server has everything needed to install TM1 I’ll break … Continue Reading

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.

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

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

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

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