Budgeting Planning & Forecasting Archives – Page 9 of 12 – Revelwood Knowledge Center
Budgeting Planning & Forecasting Archives – Page 9 of 12 – Revelwood Knowledge Center

Did you know IBM Planning Analytics can minimize the amount of feeder data via an approach called a “conditional feeder?”  A conditional feeder is exactly what it sounds like – it only feeds when a certain condition is met. In a previous blog post, I provided an example of how to use an attribute to turn on/off data flow from another cube.  We left off with the following rules: High-Level:   Detailed:   The cube “High-Level” should only pull from … Read More


Did you know that element attributes in TM1 and IBM Planning Analytics can be used for more than just making report aliases? They can be utilized by the system itself to better manage data flow, and to make it easier to trace where your data is coming from without having to use calculation tracer so often. Let’s imagine that we have 2 cubes – detailed and high-level. The detailed cube has the same dimensionality as the high-level cube, but it … Read More


Did you know feeding based on string values can be tricky?  Anyone that has developed in TM1/IBM Planning Analytics before knows full well the importance of a well-written feeder statement. An example of this is when we have a cube with string measures that are dimensions in another cube.  The pull side is quite simple:   The issue, however, is how Planning Analytics registers feeders: Numeric feeders only trigger once…  during the first time the string in the cube “Input” … Read More


This is a guest post from Revelwood’s Shane Bethea. Did you know you can create a new path to an existing Windows folder without breaking the original path when working in IBM Planning Analytics and TM1? An example of this is when you have a TurboIntegrator (TI) process that writes log files to a path that is several folders deep, but you want to simplify the path. Windows allows you to create something called a directory junction that points to the … Read More


This is a guest post by Revelwood’s Nina Gordy. Did you know it’s easy to create a simple dashboard in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace? IBM Planning Analytics Workspace dashboards allow you to provide quick and effective information to the end user. The following steps demonstrate how to create a simple dashboard. Navigate to your instance of Planning Analytics Workspace (PAW). Select New > Book from template. Note: By selecting New > Book, PAW will automatically open a new tabbed workbook. … Read More


This is a guest blog post from Revelwood’s Nina Gordy. Did you know there are a number of workarounds for unsupported Excel functions in TM1 Web? Have you ever published a TM1 Web report, only to see repeating #NAME errors when you access the report online? These are typically caused by unsupported Excel functions. While TM1 Web does support most Excel functions, there are some that it does not. Here, I’ll demonstrate ways to work within these limitations by providing … Read More


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