Wednesday, May 02, 2012

TM1 10 Tip #3

TM1 10 Tip #3

One of the features that people will want to explore first in TM1 10 is the ability to include tm1web sheets within a contributor application.
It may not be obvious but you cannot open these applications within Cognos Insight.
By default your application is set to use the client, tm1web, Cognos Insight - Connected and Cognos Insight - Distributed.
If you try to deploy your application with a websheet and have NOT changed these default client settings then your deploy will fail.
You have to select that application in modeller and on the properties you will need to deselect Cognos Insight - Connected and Cognos Insight - Distributed.

TM1 10 Tip #2

TM1 10 Tip #2

After installation of TM1 10, if you try TM1web and receive an xml error it its likely due to the "IBM Cognos TM1 Excel Service" being set to run under local system and not having the privelages to create documents.
Change this service to run under an administrator account and you should be fine.

TM1 10 Tip #1

I have helped 3 people out so far with exactly the same 3 issues when setting up TM1 10 so I wanted to take time to document them:

Tip #1

You are best adding the following parameters to your TM1 10 cfg file if not there already:


The first parameters is because of the new wizard functionality in modeller that helps rule creation and it needs this parameter set to help you write C: level rules.
The second parameter is a new one to do with Cognos Insight and the below explains it:

# Type: Optional, Static
# Cognos Insight distributed clients need information called "tunits".
# This data is created when an application is deployed and is updated as the TM1 server runs.
# The location of the directory used for this purpose is set using this parameter.
# In order to deploy Cognos Insight distributed client applications using this database, uncomment or add this parameter as DistributedPlanningOutputDir=<location of the tunit directory>.
# The pathname specified can be absolute, or relative to the TM1 server data directory.
# Examples:
# DistributedPlanningOutputDir=tunit   creates a directory "tunit" under the TM1 server data directory
# DistributedPlanningOutputDir=..\tunit   creates a directory "tunit" as a sibling to the TM1 server data directory
# DistributedPlanningOutputDir=C:\Program Files\IBM\cognos\tm1\samples\tm1\GO_New_Stores\tunit   creates a directory "tunit"  at the specified location.