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FYI Solutions Blog: Archived by tm1

Nov 07, 2014

Cognos Report Studio: Performance in Multidimensional Reporting

Author: Jason Apwah Reports based on cubes can perform really well or really, really poorly. If the performance is somewhere in between, then chances are it has failed because it has neither fully met performance goals nor fully met reporting […]

Jul 16, 2014

The Value of Early Prototyping

Author:  Kevin Jacquier I recently joined a project that just baffled my mind with respect to the amount of time and resources that had been spent prior to any true visual representation of the requirements and functionality.  Unfortunately, my peers and […]

Jul 09, 2014

Cognos TM1: Three Habits to Break and Three to Make

Author: Jason Apwah IBM TM1 training taught you a lot, and maybe you’ve learned a few things in college. But unfortunately, a number of the most important good programming habits are learned through advice and on the job experience. Here […]

Feb 25, 2014

Cognos TM1: Process to Validate Dimension Structures

Author: Jason Apwah The process to create a proper multi-dimensional OLAP database includes the structural design of cube dimensions during the early stages. However, OLAP dimensions should be normalized. Although this prerequisite may sound rigid for a company’s existing data […]

Nov 19, 2013

Cognos TM1: Flexible Subset Creator without MDX

Author: Jason Apwah Real dynamic subsets are created by MDX (Multidimensional Expressions) and are very powerful. However, those subsets should not be used as sources for TI processes, if performance is a priority. This Flexible Subset Creator TI can update […]

Oct 18, 2013

How to add new TM1 Server instances into Cognos Express 10.1

IBM Cognos Express 10.1 has an embedded TM1 10.1 as its security source and OLAP data source. There is a TM1 server instance called CXMD go with TM1 server by default. The data files folder of this TM1 server instance […]