Introduction An interesting question was posted on the TM1Forum about the most efficient way to craft a rule. This raised the subsequent question of how TM1 attributes are stored behind the scenes, and the impact of that on performance. The documentation is vague on this point, and, although the arguments presented in the TM1forum post […]
From Agile to Anarchy (and back again)
Introduction TM1 development has undergone a subtle evolution over the years. As a relatively early adopter (I still refer to TM1 as an Applix product occasionally, and I remember the original version of TM1Web) of the technology, I’ve watched this evolution with interest, and feel what I have been doing with Flow, is an attempt […]
Techniques for Building Generic Models
What is a Generic Model? Generic modelling has the goal of satisfying customer requirements in way that takes into account future needs and enhancements. Often while gathering requirements, a BA will focus on the customer’s short term needs without considering wider-reaching goals, enhancements, and ongoing maintenance. In order to use generic modelling techniques, we need […]
Flow Genesis Terms II – defining Diagnostic Reports, Templates and Deployment Packages
Introduction Ah, the much-anticipated sequel! Will it exceed the beloved original, like “The Godfather Part II”, or will it be a massive disappointment like “Hannibal”?! This is a follow-up article to “Flow Genesis Terms I – defining Models and Snapshots“, so please read that article first to get the full perspective. What is a Diagnostic […]
Flow Genesis Terms I – defining Models and Snapshots.
What is a Snapshot? A snapshot is an XML file that contains information about the structure (metadata) of an OLAP model. Although it sounds like a simple idea, snapshots can have some very powerful applications. They allow the Flow applications to read and display information about a model without being connected to the TM1 Server […]
Introducing the Flow TM1 Rule Editor by Ricky Marwan.
We’re proud to announce the Flow TM1 Rule Editor, written and maintained by Ricky Marwan. The TM1 Rule Editor allows you to edit and save your TM1 rules in an innovative and convenient IDE. Formatting and coloured syntax highlighting make reading and organizing your rules easy. Drag and drop cubes to create DB formulae, or […]
InfoCube Spark – making TM1 server monitoring classy!
Introduction Today, I spent my time configuring and evaluating Spark Monitor, a new product released by Ben Hill from InfoCube. I was pleasantly surprised by the simple yet attractive design of the site. Good visual design is something that is often overlooked in this industry, so it’s nice to a see a site that’s clean […]
Array Types in Turbo Integrator
Introduction I noticed a 4-year old post over on the TM1 Forum site about simulating array variables in Turbo Integrator. It has been a persistent topic, so I went back through the thread and was surprised to see that there has been no mention of using character-delimited strings are array variables. I do this often, and it […]
.NET C# TM1API starter kit.
Introduction One of the most powerful (and possibly overlooked) features of TM1 is that it supports a fully-featured programming API (Application Programming Interface). This means that virtually any function supported by the server is exposed to external programming environments. Or, put more simply: you can write your own TM1 application, and your imagination is the limit! […]
Back to the Future, Part II
Introduction Most financial models are based on the fiscal year, rather than aligning with the calendar year. In many countries, these two calendars align, but in some it does not. In Australia, for instance (my home country), we have a Jul – Jun financial year, and both New Zealand and Japan have their own, too. Propel Planning, […]