Tag 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.

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.

Creating Dynamic Subsets in TM1

Dynamic Subsets in TM1 and Planning Analytics allow you to create sets of elements that always contain all relevant elements. For example, all children of a parent, or all level 0 elements. They are extremely useful in Dynamic Reports as with them you can be sure that all elements are displayed.

Generating a Time Dimension in Performance Modeller

Almost all TM1/Cognos Express applications will require a time dimension, and creating a time dimension has never been easier, with Time Dimension Tool provided in performance modeller. Here are a few simple steps:

Use Case: Removing the Structure from a Dimension

The Problem: Often when writing dimension update processes from a datasource which is updated automatically we use a standard procedure. Delete all the Elements Add Top Level Consolidations Cycle through (Metadata) Adding Elements and Element Components Cycle through (Data) Adding Aliases But in some cases we are only given a partial data feed.  For example we may be reporting off 3 years sales but the datasource for the Product dimension is broken … Continue Reading

Dimension Maintenance Methods

There are four ways to maintain a dimension within TM1: Backend Editor Dimension Worksheets TI Process TM1 API (Possibly via 3rd Party tools) Most consultants previously recommended using Dimension and Rule Worksheets prior to recent releases of TM1 (9.1 +) where the User Interface has been updated, presently there is no defined best practice and opinions are divided. Backend Dimension Editor Dimension Worksheets TI Process Pro Con Pro Con Pro Con … Continue Reading

Dimension Worksheets

Dimension Worksheets are a great way to manage medium sized dimensions and attributes/aliases. All Worksheets (Dimension and Rule) are held in the local data directory set in the ‘Options’ form found in Server Explorer under ‘File’.     To create a new Dimension via Dimension Worksheets