TM1 Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center
TM1 Archives – Revelwood Knowledge Center

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series Did you know there may be several situations during development where you may want to clear all of the data from a specific cube? This could be due to a new process to reload data, a second round of user testing, or a migration from DEV to PROD.  There are a few approaches that can be used to clear data from a cube.  One approach is to create of a view which consists … Read More

As part of our commitment to delivering educational resources to the IBM Planning Analytics community and the Office of Finance, we’ve just launched a new video demo series. Head over to our YouTube channel to watch the first of our three videos on “How to Create a Cube in Planning Analytics.” In this first video, Lee Lazarow, Revelwood’s FP&A Technology Director, demonstrates how to create dimensions in Planning Analytics. The demo walks you through three methodologies for creating dimensions as … Read More

IBM Planning Analytics Series Did you know one of the great things about Excel is that there are many built-in functions that calculate values associated with specific industries? One of these industries is the financial industry where Excel is sometimes used to calculate values associated with annuities. But did you know that some of these formulas are also built into Planning Analytics for use within rules? Here are three annuity formulas that can be used in Planning Analytics rules: The … Read More

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series Did you know one of the great things about creating TM1 Web sheets is that you simply need to create an Excel sheet and then press a button called Publish? This will convert your Planning Analytics formulas into a web-based interface that your users can easily access. In addition to the Planning Analytics formulas, IBM is continuing to expand the use of Excel’s native formulas.  Planning Analytics version 2.0.7 introduced the use of … Read More

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series Did you know that rules are used in TM1 to perform live calculations without the need for any manual intervention or on-demand scripts? This is a very powerful aspect of Planning Analytics and, when used properly, increase the value of the tool for your users. There are some aspects of rules that I often see people forgetting. Here are some friendly reminders about how to use these components properly: Division TM1 offers two … Read More

IBM Planning Analytics Tips & Tricks Series Did you know IBM Planning Analytics rules can be used to manipulate the case used for text?  There are rules to change values into both uppercase and lowercase. UPPER Converts an entire string to upper case UPPER(‘Lee Lazarow wrote this’) becomes LEE LAZAROW WROTE THIS LOWER Converts entire string to lower case LOWER(‘Lee Lazarow wrote this’) becomes lee lazarow wrote this CAPIT Converts the first letter of each work to upper case CAPIT(‘Lee … Read More


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