Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Calculate Options

Here's some tips for VBA calculating options that I posted on the forum

In the TM1 documentation you will find W_CALC which calculates a TM1 worksheet.

If you record a macro and do a F9 it will record it as "TM1RECALC" (bear in ming F9 calculates all worksheets in the workbook)

If you record a macro and do a SHIFT F9 it will record it as "TM1RECALC1" (SHIFT F9 calculates the active worksheet).

If your worksheet has TM1 formulas you are best using one of the above methods.

If you just want to calculate a lookup worksheet then you can use:


If you just want to calculate a named range:


Just the first 3 rows in the worksheet would be:


Friday, January 26, 2007


With the popularity of the last sparklines post I will also mention Microcharts.
They also do an easy to use Excel addin to produce cool looking micro charts in Excel including sparklines, bullet graphs etc.


I have fun playing with these tools, they look excellent and work well of TM1 reports.

More Aquisitions in the OLAP world

It would seem the big OLAP providers are trying to consolidate their positions by buying new products from smaller companies to expand their offerings.
Applix recently bought Temtec to expand their web and dashboarding capabilities and in the last week Cognos has bought Celequest and Hyperion has bought Crystal Ball.



Wednesday, January 24, 2007

bissantz sparklines

I really like the look of Bissantz's Sparkmaker and Sparkticker.
I wonder if the Sparkticker will work with TM1Web......


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Excel Application Events

Sometimes in your Excel front-ends for TM1 you may want to capture events at an Application level

e.g. For every excel workbook open, you may want to capture the double click event and run a certain set of code.

The best way to do this I have found is using the following link:


TM1 Open Source Toolkit v1.1

I have published version 1.1 of the Toolkit on the Applix forum.
It contains example vba code for running TI processes/chores and vba for running MDX reports.

Monday, January 15, 2007

TM1 Open Source Toolkit Published

I published the 1st version on the Applix forum here:


Anyone can download play and improve.

http://www.bihints.com/ is also hosting it and will probably be the the hosting site for future releases to enable version control.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Visio 2007 to Document TM1 Maybe?

Interesting post here about using Visio 2007 to document a MSAS 2005 database. Looks to me like it supports OLEDB and could therefore maybe work against TM1. If I get a copy of office 2007 I might give it a go.


Reporting Services White Papers

Microsoft has 2 white papers showing how to connect Reporting Services to SAP BW and Essbase here:



I've done quite a bit of work with Reporting Services and TM1 and posted some examples to the Applix forum; do you think Microsoft would publish a whitepaper for TM1 if one was written.....

Monday, January 08, 2007

MDX, Dynamic Subsets and Server Crashes - Update

This issue has been fixed in V9 SP3 and so definately worth upgrading if you use MDX and V9 SP2.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Free Reporting Services Control - Update

I had this all working and had started to document everything . I ran into an issue though when testing which I think is either a network issue or a Windows 2003 issue.
If anyone else has some spare time and would like to help finish off this please drop me a email.

Friday, January 05, 2007

TM1 V9 SP3

I see that v9 SP3 has been released on 4th Jan 2007 and is available for download.
What I'm not sure about though is whether V9 SP3 contains the new functionality that came in 845 e.g. enhanced message logging capabilities and the ability to allow feeders to load using multiple hyper-threads which should result in quicker load times.
I can't quite tell from the notes.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Update - TM1 Open Source Tool Kit

I managed to put in a bit of time on this over christmas and I'm not far off a version 1 to release.
There is just a couple of bugs in the xml and mdx exports to fix and its ready.
Hopefully I'll get chance to release it next week on the applix forum.