CellGetN TM1 Function: How to Use and Syntax

CellGetN gets a number from a specific intersection of a cube from within a Turbo Integrator process. It can be used as in a similar way to a DB function in a TM1 Rule. Also, don’t confuse it with ‘CellGetS‘ (which retrieves strings) – that just won’t work with numbers!

Syntax of CellGetN

The syntax is:

CellGetN (Cube, element1, element2, elementn );


  • cube is the cube you want to get a number from
  • element1 is an element from the first dimension of the source cube
  • element2 is an element from the second dimension of the source cube
  • elementn are the elements from subsequent dimensions, in order, of the source cube


An example is

CellGetN (Employees, ‘2014’, ‘Jan’,’001′, ‘Salary’);

This will retrieve the number 50,000 from the Employees cube at the intersection of 2014 in the Year dimension, ‘Jan’ in the Month dimension, ‘001’ in a List100 dimension and ”Salary’ in the Measures-Staff dimension.

This function can be used in TM1 Turbo Integrator Processes only.

Note also that it is NOT GetCellN – that won’t work!

Finally, to retrieve the value of a string, please use the CellGetS function.

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