Category Archives: Dimensions

How to Create Virtual Dimensions in TM1/Planning Analytics

Virtual Dimensions in TM1 and Planning Analytics allow you to use Attributes to create additional analytic capability. Here we explain how to create them with code examples.

Virtual Dimensions in TM1 and Planning Analytics Explained

Virtual Dimensions and Hierarchies in TM1 and Planning Analytics explained. You can add virtual dimensions, or hierarchies, to any physical dimension in TM1 to expand the analytics available from a TM1 cube. Here we explain what they are.

Weights in TM1 – What They Are and How to Use Them

Weights in TM1 can be confusing. Here we explain what they are and how to use them with some simple examples that will have your dimensions designed perfectly!

Days in Month – How to Easily Calculate in a TM1 Rule

Here we explain how to calculate the number of days in each month with a simple, but easy rule, using the DAYNO function and a Next Month attribute.

CreateHierarchyByAttribute Function in TM1: Syntax and Use

Here is a great way to create virtual dimensions in TM1 based on attributes. These allow you to intersect multiple virtual dimensions from the same physical dimensions in a PAW or PAX report. Here we discuss the CreateHierarchyByAttribute function and give an example on how to use it.

Changing Element Order in a TM1 Dimension

How to set the order of elements in a dimension in TM1, either manually via the Dimension Editor, automatically via TM1 Server Explorer or within a Turbo Integrator process – and why you should be very careful when using it!

Setting Dimension Order for a TM1 Cube

Dimension order within cubes in TM1 is important not only for performance, but also for usability. When should you set the order for usability and when for performance? And how do you optimise the dimension order for performance? All these questions and more are addressed in this post from ExploringTM1.

Using the DimensionCreate Function to Create a Dimension in TM1

To create a dimension in a TM1 model use the DimensionCreate function in Turbo Integrator processes. Combine with IF and DimensionExists.

Checking if a DimensionExists in a TM1 Model

To check if a dimension already exists in a TM1 model use the DimensionExists function in Turbo Integrator processes. Combine with IF and DimensionCreate.

“Joining” Text Files in a TM1 Turbo Integrator Process

How do you join text files in a TI when loading into TM1? In this post we discuss a method to emulate an SQL join in a TI where a csv or text file is the source for the Turbo Integrator process.