Little known TM1 Feature - Ad hoc Consolidations

Posted by Srinivas STP on April 12, 2018

In this blog, let me explain you about one of the hidden/unused feature from IBM Cognos TM1.

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Topics: Insider, Technical, Business Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics, TM1, TM1 Training, How to, TM1 How To, TM1 on cloud, TM1 hidden feature

Code deployments without downtime / restarts

Posted by Sasidaran MR on March 22, 2018

One of the major challenges of promoting code to successive instances is packaging the code for promotion and finding a slot for downtime. Not to mention the sequence of steps required to carry out the procedures and to communicate to one and all about the impending downtime. Adding to this difficulty is finding downtime when users are accessing the application from across the globe.So irrespective of deployment size, either major or minor, the deployment process is never going to be easy. However you can potentially overcome this using one of the TM1 Suite tools.

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Topics: Technical, Business Intelligence, TM1, How to, Planning Analytics

IBM PA Workspace Installation & Benefits for Windows 2016

Posted by Srinivas STP on February 27, 2018

In this weeks blog, our team make it our duty to shine some light on right tool your company can choose to meet your business needs. We will cover the much discussed benefits of installing and using IBM's Planning Analytics workspace on Windows 2016.

    1. What is PA and PAW
    2. PAW and Windows 2016
    3. Benefits on PAW on Windows 2016


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Topics: Technical, Business Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics, TM1, TM1 Training, Aritificial Intelligence, Upgrade, Finance, Accounting, Planning Analytics, PA, IBM PA, Planning Analytics Workspace, IBM Microsoft Windows Compatibility, PA and PAW, PAW, PA Workspace, PAW and PA

How to improve the performance of a Dynamic Subset?

Posted by Sasidaran MR on December 18, 2017

As a TM1 consultant, one of our challenging tasks is improving performance.

Often dynamic subsets cause memory leakage and in turn affect performance. Let’s discuss, how to convert dynamic subset to static subset with an example.

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Topics: Technical, Business Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics, TM1

How to Implement Parallel Interaction in TM1

Posted by Swetha DC on September 28, 2017

With today's increase in data volumes it is becoming more important to handle the high demand (either loading or accessing) of data conccurrently or in parallel. This blog will assist you by noting the benefits, enabling the functionality, as well as giving you an example.

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Topics: Technical, Business Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics

Thinking about a TM1 upgrade to Planning Analytics, and Planning Analytics Workspace?

Posted by Martin Liwosz on June 25, 2017

IBM is truly living up to its principles of a focus on customer outcomes, restless reinvention, and diverse empowered teams. I believe there is no better reflection of this that IBM’s latest release of Planning analytics (powered by TM1)

No one anticipated that the next iteration would be a such a quantum leap forward. Both in terms of intuitive use, and cutting edge looks; it is refreshing to see IBM invest in this software to bring it ahead of the competition. That’s right I said ahead. To start, with certain installations you will be able to integrate with Watson, that’s right Watson! IBM’s natural language AI, the same AI that helps Doctors in treating cancer patients.

In this blog series I hope to take you on the journey from considering whether you should take the next step, right through to integration with Watson.

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Topics: Technical

Dimension Element Security

Posted by Sasidaran MR on June 25, 2017

Element Security is to set security at dimension element level. Members of the group can access, update, reserve, lock, and delete the element. They can also grant security rights to other users for this object.  Element security will be defined in} ElementSecurity_<DimensionName>.cub. By default element security is set to WRITE access to all the members


Different type of Access Privileges

Admin: Members of the group can access, update, reserve, lock, and delete the element. They can also grant security rights to other users for this object

Lock: Members of the group can view and edit an element and can permanently lock objects to prevent other users from updating them.

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Topics: Technical

TI Debugger Overview

Posted by Ismail Syed on June 25, 2017

The TurboIntegrator Debugger is a simple tool which allows users to set breakpoints and step through TurboIntegrator processes to identify possible issues or errors in your scripts. The TI Debugger is available for Planning Analytics Local.

Steps to configure TM1 Server can be found in the link below:



  • Process List
  • User specified breakpoints
  • View object locks on the TM1 server
  • Save and edit TI scripts live


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Topics: Technical

Config parameters in PA on Cloud - Caveats

Posted by Amin Mohammed on June 25, 2017

As per the IBM’s guidelines, the following points must be taken into considerations pertaining to Planning Analytics on Cloud.

  1. The tm1s.cfg file must exist in the base directory
  2. Any folders that you create must be below the base directory
  3. The location or the name of the base directory cannot be changed
  4. The existing tm1s.cfg file must not be replaced from another server.
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Topics: Technical

Sandbox comparison on Planning Analytics Workspace

Posted by Amin Mohammed on June 25, 2017

Sandbox, also known as Personal Workspace is your personal work area where you can edit the data values as many times as you want and keep the changed data separate from the base data.

Sandboxes and Personal Workspaces are private to each user and cannot be seen by other users. Your data values are viewable to others only when you commit them back to the base data. A Personal Workspace is a special, default sandbox that is unnamed and always where you work if that capability is turned on.


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Topics: Technical