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Automation in TM1 using AutoHotkey

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This blog explains a few TM1 tasks which can be automated using AutoHotKey. For those who don't already know, AutoHotKey is open-source scripting language used for automation. 1. Run TM1 Process history from TM1 Serverlog : With the help of AutoHotKey, we can read each line of a text file by using loop function and content is stored automatically in an in-built variable of function. We can also read filenames inside a folder using same function and again filenames will be stored in an in-built variable. Therefore, by making use of this we can extract Tm1 process information from Tm1 Serverlog ...

Potential Data Loss: Quick Fix a must : PA Cloud and PA Local

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5 min

IBM has identified a defect within the code introduced in TM1 10.2.2 Fixpack 7, part of all other releases before 2.0.9. This defect causes data loss within the cubes even after performing SaveDataAll activity with in TM1 server. Let us get into the details. What is the defect : Possibility of losing data even after SaveDataAll activity is performed. This defect (APAR PH19984) has been identified recently by IBM. This will only trigger when below conditions are met. No-SaveDataAll : If SavedataAll not performed since TM1 Server was rebooted. Lock Contention : Lock contention specific to ...

Planning Analytics Secure Gateway: Token Expiry

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Before you read further, please note, this blog details secure Gateway connection used for Planning Analytics deployed “on-cloud” Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. This blog details steps on how to renew secure gateway Token, either before or after the Token has expired. What is IBM Secure Gateway: IBM Secure Gateway for IBM Cloud service provides a quick, easy and secure solution for establishing link between Planning Analytics on cloud and a data source; Typically, an RDBMS source for example IBM DB2, Oracle database, SQL server, Teradata etc. Data source/s can reside either ...

IBM Planning Analytics for Excel: Bug and its Fix

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5 min

Since the launch of Planning Analytics few years back, IBM has been recommending its users to move to Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX) from TM1 Perspective and TM1 Web. As every day new users migrate to adopt PAX, it’s prudent that I share my experiences. This blog will be part of a series where I would try to highlight and make users aware of different aspects of this migration. This one specifically details a bug I encountered during one of the projects in which our Clients was using PAX and steps taken to mitigate the issue.   What was the problem: Scenario: when a Planning Analytics ...

IBM Planning Analytics Secure Gateway Client: Steps to Set-Up

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6 min

This blog broaches all steps on how to install IBM Secure Gateway Client. IBM Secure Gateway Client installation is one of the crucial steps towards setting up secure gateway connection between Planning Analytics Workspace (On-Cloud) and RDBMS (relational database) on-premise or on-cloud. What is IBM Secure Gateway : IBM Secure Gateway for IBM Cloud service provides a quick, easy, and secure solution establishing a link between Planning Analytics on cloud and a data source. Data source can reside on an “on-premise” network or on “cloud”. Data sources like RDBMS, for example IBM DB2, Oracle ...

Moving from on-premise TM1 10.X.X to Planning Analytics on Cloud

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4 min

As you plan to adopt IBM Planning Analytics cloud, it’s important to understand what it takes. This blog highlights areas you will be involved-in when you upgrade from on-premise TM1 10.x.x to Planning Analytics on Cloud. The good thing about cloud is that it comes with TM1/PA and all of its components like Planning Analytics Workspace, TM1 Web installed and configured. Meaning lesser effort. Also, all future release upgrades are taken care by IBM keeping you up to date with the latest and greatest.   So let’s quickly look at the steps as you set yourself up: Welcome Kit Once the cloud ...

Planning Analytics and PowerBI

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Many businesses have already turned to Octane and partnered with us to help turn their data into meaningful insights. So if you've wanted to connect your Planning Analytics to Power BI, you're not alone and now with us you can.   Octane has developed a way you can work directly with IBM Planning Analytics (powered by TM1) and Microsoft Power BI! We've had a number of clients who have wanted to integrate Planning Analytics and Power BI without using external proprietary software we at Octane can say that we've answered the market's call.   Planning Analytics powered by TM1 is one of the worlds ...

Planning Analytics 2.0.7 release

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4 min

The long-awaited release of Planning Analytics 2.0.7 is finally here! I know a lot of you like me were eagerly awaiting this release and in particular wanting to get into the nitty-gritty details of all the documentation and testing.  Luckily for those that are not, I have summarised it all into the below — so happy reading there's lots for you and your team to consider.     With this release comes some significant enhancements which I'll get to in the section below. We will also part with several items which are marked for depreciation, replaced in some shape or form. As IBM advises: Updates ...