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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

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

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

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

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

TM1 Server Setup

Creating a new TM1 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:

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.

What is TM1 (Updated)?

TM1 is an in-memory, multidimensional data store with write back from IBM. It’s primarily used for corporate planning reporting and analysis.

TM1 in a Unix Environment

Over the last 2 years more and more companies have looked at going 64-bit as their complex business modelling requires much more from a hardware perspective for TM1. TM1 supports two 64-bit Operating Systems these are UNIX and Windows 64-Bit. Since it’s more than likely that the admin users of TM1 are used to working in Windows, a UNIX server can present some awkward curve balls when it comes to … Continue Reading

TM1 9.4 Presentation

Attached is the presentation I did for the Sydney TM1 Usergroup organized by Amendra Pratap. This covers most of the new 9.4 features.