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Data Analysis using Dynamic Array formulas

[fa icon='calendar'] September 17, 2020 / by Amin Mohammed posted in TM1 How To, TM1 Websheet Form, IBM Planing Analytics

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How to create reports using dynamic array formulas in Planning Analytics TM1

 

In our previous blog (https://blog.octanesolutions.com.au/what-are-dynamic-array-formulas-and-why-you-should-use-them), we discussed about Dynamic Array formulas and highlighted the key reasons and advantages to start using DA formulas.

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TM1 Undocumented Function - Renaming the Element Name

[fa icon='calendar'] August 4, 2020 / by Alpheus Dominic posted in PlanningAnalytics, TM1, TM1 Training, TM1 How To

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Renaming the element name – SwapAliasWithPrincipalName 

In Realtime Scenarios, sometimes we get the requirement to correct/update the Principal element name(s) in a Dimension. This would relatively be easy if the dimension is being used in one cube. In case where the dimension is used in multiple cubes, updating element name(s) without affecting the data of all the cubes, is a bit challenging. Either we export data of the cube and change the element name(s), then import the data and validate cube before and after the element change. Or deploy the Bedrock process, which requires the reboot of Instance.

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TM1: Feeder-Less Feeding

[fa icon='calendar'] July 17, 2020 / by Kunal Ghewade posted in PlanningAnalytics, TM1 How To, TM1 Local

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Many Developers like to stay away from the topic call Feeders in TM1 / Planning Analytics world but on the other side we cannot avoid Feeders as it plays the most crucial role while Modelling the data flow.
Sometimes, dealing with Feeders may result in 2 major issues:
1. Over Feeding
- Performance issue.
- RAM consumption.
2. Under Feeding
- Totalling issue
To avoid this there is a small concept called Feeder-Less Feeding where we can avoid writing Feeders and Feeder related issues.

About:
Feeder-Less Feeding is a Concept of Modelling the data in such a way where you write a Rule in TM1 Rule file but you don’t need to write feeders for it, still using ‘Skipchecks’ (By having the sparse consolidation algorithm on).

Example:
To show the concept of feeder-less feeding we will proceed with an example where we are computing Travel Cost with Headcount and Rate.

Formula:
               Travel Cost = Headcount * Travel Rate

Here we can say Headcount is the Driver of Travel Cost and if we want to feed, we would have fed the Travel Cost with Headcount.

So, element Travel Cost and Driver: Headcount should be in same dimension and Driver should be the child of its Rule Driven element as below,


 The Rule element should be the Parent (Consolidation) of its Driver to get fed automatically.

Now we have inputted some filled values in the Headcount and Travel Rate.

  
Here we have kept the Rates in the Same Cube to keep it simple.
You can have the Rates from the same Cube as well as from another Rate Cube depends on your way of Modelling.

The simple Cube Rule we can have for current formula and the resulted Value as below.
  

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Introduction to TM1 REST API

[fa icon='calendar'] June 2, 2020 / by Rajan Bajracharya posted in TM1, TM1 How To, TM1 Support

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REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer. It is web standard-based architecture and uses HTTP Protocol. TM1 REST API is a type of web service which can be used to perform create, read, update, and delete operations on TM1 objects or data. Therefore, we can maintain a TM1 model, manage TI processes, chores, dimensions and query data that is stored in the model.

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Automation in TM1 using AutoHotkey

[fa icon='calendar'] March 2, 2020 / by Rajan Bajracharya posted in PlanningAnalytics, How to, TM1 How To, TM1 hidden feature, TM1 Support, PA Local, TM1 Local, PA Cloud, Financial Planning, Financial Planning Software, Business Intelligence Applications, IBM Planing Analytics

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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.

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Planning Analytics Secure Gateway: Token Expiry

[fa icon='calendar'] November 11, 2019 / by Srinivas STP posted in TM1 How To, Planning Analytics, Planning Analytics Workspace, cloud, TM1 Support, Octane Software Solutions, PA Local, TM1 Local, PA Cloud, Financial Planning, Financial Planning Software, Business Intelligence Applications, PAX, PAX and PAW, IBM Planing Analytics, PA secure gateway

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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.

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

[fa icon='calendar'] September 30, 2019 / by Sameer Syed posted in TM1, TM1 Training, TM1 How To, Planning Analytics, IBM PA, Octane Software Solutions, PA Local, TM1 Local, PA Cloud, Financial Planning Software, Business Intelligence Applications, PAX and PAW

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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.

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Input Form clearing and retrieval of data

[fa icon='calendar'] June 10, 2019 / by Vishnu posted in TM1, TM1 How To, Websheet Form, TM1 Websheet Form

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Business Intelligence – Business Analytics

[fa icon='calendar'] May 29, 2019 / by Srinivas STP posted in Business Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics, TM1, TM1 How To, Planning Analytics, IBM PA, Planning Analytics Workspace, PA and PAW, PA Workspace, Business Analytics

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This article talks about Business Intelligence and Business Analytics, things in common and about differences between one another. This blog also talks about the paybacks for an organization once these are adopted.

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Planning Analytics and PowerBI

[fa icon='calendar'] May 21, 2019 / by Lisi Luo posted in Technical, Business Intelligence, PlanningAnalytics, TM1 How To, Planning Analytics, Business Analytics, PA Local, TM1 Local

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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.
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