TI Best Practices

What’s the Fastest Method to Copy Data from Cube to Cube?

What is the fastest way to get data from one cube to another via a TI – is it use a view of the source and the CellPut functions to load it or is it faster to Extract and Load?

How to Unwind a Dimension in TM1

This is a case study of how to unwind a dimension without deleting all the elements. Includes simple TI code that you can use.

Selective Clear Cube based on Variable Source Data

Detailed instructions on how to clear a variable selection of data that is going to be reloaded from the source. Includes sample TI code and explanations.

Element Level Security – Cascading through a Dimension in TM1

Here we present a fully worked example of how to create element level security for an organisation that requires complete lockdown for entire branches of a dimension. It uses element level security down to the N level, applied via a TI.

Checking if an Attribute Exists (essentially an “AttributeExists” Function)

Here is a really easy method for checking if an Attribute Exists in TM1 via Turbo Integrator process. It essentially does what an “AttributeExists” or an “AttrExists” function would do for you if they existed in TM1.

Date and Time Functions for Easy Date Manipulation

Manipulating dates and times in TM1 has always been horrible. Here we discuss the time manipulation methods available from TM1 v10.2 onwards. These include NewDateFormatter, FormatDate and ParseDate. With them you can even change time from one time zone to another.

AsciiOutput with Pipe Delimiter

Yesterday I needed to export some data from TM1 for loading into SQL Server. I know I can…

Header Row from AsciiOutput

How to Create a Header Row with AsciiOutput

Here is a great explanation of how to add a row of column headings to an AsciiOutput from TM1.

WHILE TM1 Function: Syntax and Use

Sometimes in a TI process we need to run loops. This is often done to aggregate data prior…

Commenting Out Rule and TI Lines

Every wondered how to comment out a Rule or Turbo Integrator process in TM1? Well today I needed…

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