Thursday, September 20, 2012

Run-time error '53':File not found: tm1xl.ocx

If you are installing TM1 10.1 or TM1 10.1.1 the you will probably be asking your IT department to make sure they install the pre-requisites on the server.

You will find them here:

Note how it asks for "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package"

The IT department seeing TM1 is 64 bit will probably only install the 64 bit version of the package. I have even seen them install not the SP1 version. The problem will come that if they don't install the x86 version and TM1 perspectives gets installed you will receive the error Run-time error '53':File not found: tm1xl.ocx when you open perspectives.

Obviously the fix is to install the x86 version of the C++ but hopefully this post will stop many back and forth emails between you and IT

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Business Analytics Supportlink

I find the Business Analytics Supportlink a very useful way to keep up to date with things.
Check out the latest version here:

It also includes a link to download the very useful looking "System Overview Diagnostic tool" and in fact you can find a bunch of other useul tools at the following url:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cognos Insight - Free edition

You can now download a free edition of cognos insight from
Previous there was just a 30 day trial but the new free edition is available and allows just for csv file imports and is for personal use rather than commercial.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TM1 10.1.1

TM1 10.1.1 was just released.

See all the documentation here:

All the new features here:

Check out email notifications:

but rather worrying is the end for tm1top support utility: