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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!

Date and Time Functions in TM1 10.2

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.

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.

Data Export Tool Review – Flyspeed

Ever needed to create a text file from a data source and you have no tools available to interrogate it? We are doing a cloud Planning Analytics project for a client where they are using an ERP called Finance Plus over a database called Visual Foxpro. Mmmm, I hear you read – why is this relevant for me? Well, Visual Foxpro is a very close relative of dBase – a … Continue Reading

Planning Analytics Supported Environment

Updated April 2018 – with supported environment for Planning Analytics Local v 2.0.4 and Windows Server 2016 We are about to start a new project with a client where they will be using Planning Analytics local (i.e. the new version of on premise TM1). They have asked about the server specifications and what needs to be installed. IBM have a great tool that gives all this information, but it can … Continue Reading

Operators in TM1 Rule IF Statements

Explanation and Example of “AND” and “OR” Operators in IF statements in TM1 Rules.

How to Create a Secure Gateway for Planning Analytics

There are a couple of elements that must be established to make the secure gateway work. There are server side and local side requirements. This post deals with what has to be done on the IBM server so you can connect it to your local data. For instructions on establishing the local side of the connection, please see this post. Server Side Configuration In the Welcome Kit from IBM, there is a … Continue Reading

Setting the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in Cognos

There are a few settings in Cognos BI that can dramatically improve performance in Cognos BI when using TM1 as a data source. The first of these is to stop Cognos from using the old Bluenose method of querying TM1 and force it to use the native TM1 engine. The next setting that we need to configure is the Java Virtual Machine, or JVM. Wikipedia defines a Java Virtual Machine … Continue Reading