Monday, February 28, 2011

TM1web export to pdf not working

Sometimes you may receive an error when installing TM1 that the pdfcamp did not install correctly or on an existing TM1web or contributor application you may find the "Export to PDF" button is not working.

You should then test this by going into the TM1\Bin\PDFCamp directory and running the appropriate setup.exe (32 bit or 64 bit depending on your OS).

If you receive a message such as:

"enummonitors_failed error (1722)"

then it's likely the your print spooler service has not been started and you need to manually start it as per the instructions here:

I think this same issue can happen when installing Cognos Express too

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cognos Express and VMware

Some useful tips on Cognos Express within a vmware environment here:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Rename TM1 Elements

One of the biggest time savers I have used recently is the SwapAliasWithPrincipalName Turbo Integrator command.

It isn't well documented but allows you to swap an alias with the element name, thus allowing you to rename TM1 elements. has an excellent tutorial here:

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Automaticalling Deleting Log Files

2 great posts here on olapforums for how to automatically delete old log files in TM1 or Cognos Express:

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Cognos Express 95

With the launch of Cognos Express 95 last month there are a number of new features such as the new Planner module, new backup and restore capability etc.

The one I look forward to most though is the support for Windows 2008 64 bit

Cognos 10 Redbook

A good resource for anyone considering Cognos 10 is the redbook available here:

Friday, February 04, 2011

Scrolling through dimensions in TM1 Web / Contributor

Useful tip here on the IBM website about changing the default number of rows and columns that appear before paging takes affect: