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IBM Cognos Express 10.2.1 What’s new

IBM Cognos Express 10.2.1 is out. Here is a list of what is new: 1. The first notable change is that Cognos Express is on the same version with Cognos Enterprise. This means that integrated under the hood you will find: Cognos BI version 10.2.1.1, TM1 version 10.2 and Cognos insight 10.2.1. This also means […]

Generating a Time Dimension in Performance Modeler

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: Start up performance modeller, log onto IBM CX/TM1 Planner Applications (http://<server host>:9300/pmpsvc) and click the performance modeller icon on the top right […]

Linking Cubes with Performance Modeler

Performance modeller makes moving/linking data between cubes (and within cube) with ease, and it also makes it easier to track and update as each link is saved separately. For those who have experience with Cognos Enterprise Planning, this will make you feel right at home. Here is a simple example on how to create a […]

Adding a dimension to an existing cube

Business requirements for reporting and planning are likely to change over time, and in some cases, changes can happen quite regularly and rapidly.  So, the cube structures that was implemented initially will likely need changing, such as adding a new dimension to existing cubes for enhanced analysis and/or planning. In the past, adding a dimension […]

Control Cubes – Part 1

While TM1 is a great tool, it is not the easiest to move from development to test or production environment. This process usually involves a tedious manual work in which the developer are required to identify every files that make up a complete dimension or cube to be migrated and to moved only these files. […]

CX/TM1 Monitoring on the App Store – Spark Mobile

Spark Mobile is now on the iTunes App Store. Thanks to all the beta testers. You can access and download the free iPhone / iPad App here. This brings the insights the Spark Cloud has to offer, direct to your mobile device! Notifications about significant events can now be pushed directly to your mobile device and at […]

Neglected Functionality – Custom Rollups & Subset Consolidations

In this blog segment, we’ll look at value add features of the IBM Business Analytics software which are often overlooked and underused. In this article I’m going to explain Custom Rollups and Subset Consolidations within IBM Cognos TM1. Custom rollups are used to create a temporary user-defined consolidation element. It is a very useful, but […]

Testing Turbo Integrator Code

In the last post we talked about how we can output String and Numeric values in a Fixed Width Field Format. I realised just after writing the article that I used a not-well-known trick in order to perfect the snippets I posted. This is: Using Calculated Variables to Test Field Calculations. I’m going to use […]

TM1 at month-end

IBM Cognos TM1 is … what it has been developed to do within your environment. Unfortunately that means most companies aren’t getting the most out of their investment as it has been sold to them as a single point solution, solving a single point problem – So I thought that over the next for months […]

Notepad++ for TM1 Rules & TI – Updated!

With the new release of Notepad++ yesterday to v6.4.1, I thought it was a brilliant time to update the TM1 Turbo Integrator and Rules Syntax files to be based on TM1 v10.1.0 Reference Guide. The new version xml file can be found here: TM1 v10.1 Notepad++ update In this release, we’ve added a couple of new […]