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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 Function in TM1: Syntax and Use

The Date Function in TM1 converts a serial date from a number to a string. For example Date(13947 , 1); will return the string ‘1998-03-09’.

TM1 and Excel Dates No Longer in Conflict!

TM1 and Excel can now share the same serial date system by the use of UseExcelSerialDate=T in your tm1s.cfg file. Here is the details on this development in Planning Analytics. This means that day number 1 is 1-Jan-1900 in both systems.

How to Create a List Report using a TM1 Active Form

Use Active Forms to create dynamic list reports in Excel using TM1 data, that can be zero suppressed and allow users to expand and contract hierarchies.

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.

TM1 Training and Planning Analytics Training: All the Options

What are the options for TM1 training? Who are the providers for training in TM1? Do I have to sit in classrooms? Is there virtual training available for TM1? Can I get TM1 coaching? All these questions are answered in this explanation of how the TM1 training market works.

How to Install Planning the Analytics for Excel (PAX) Add-in to Excel

How to install IBM Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) onto a users PC. Detailed instructions with screenshots.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Translation in TM1

Simple foreign exchange translation method for use in TM1. Convert multiple currencies to multiple currencies easily using a simple FX rates cube and lookup of a cost centre or entity.

Errors when Connecting to Planning Analytics for Excel/CAFE

Launching CAFE or Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) can cause errors if the PC is not configured to conform to IBM’s supported environment. Here we go through how to get it all sorted!