IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks: PA Modeling - The Dimension Editor
IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks: PA Modeling - The Dimension Editor

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series

This is a guest post from Revelwood’s Shane Bethea.

Did you know that you can quickly and easily create a new time dimension in the Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW) Dimension editor? The following steps will automatically create a time dimension with a standard hierarchy and pre-populated set of attributes in a matter of seconds.

To create your time dimension using the PAW Dimension editor, simply right click Dimensions in the left hand navigation tree and select Create dimension.

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks: The Dimension Editor

Enter a name for your new time dimension and then click Create.

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks: Understanding the Dimension Editor

Select the ‘Customize as Time’ button to open the time interface.

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks: How to use the Dimension Editor

Select the start year, end year, and element granularity (Year, Quarter, or Month) and then click Create.

Understanding the dimension editor in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace

This will create a new time dimension, complete with a calendar year’s Year/Quarter/Month hierarchy and a standard set of attributes.

Working with the Dimension Editor in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace

Once created, you can add or modify these attributes based on your reporting and analytics needs. Stay tuned for more entries covering more features and the other modeling widgets.

IBM Planning Analytics, which TM1 is the engine for, is full of new features and functionality. Not sure where to start? Our team here at Revelwood can help. Contact us for more information at info@revelwood.com. And stay tuned for more Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks weekly in our Knowledge Center and in upcoming newsletters!

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