TM1 application maintenance utility and SingleSignOn

IBM reworked the way approval hierarchies work quite a bit in TM1 10.2. Refreshing any changes to approval hierarchies or updating application security now requires calling a special application maintenance utility. It’s all fairly straightforward, you do the approval subset changes as usual and then run the command line to trigger app_maintenance.bat file. You can […]

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Cognos TM1 Application Server JMX Monitoring

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As some of you already noticed, TM1 applications server (the java engine that drives your Contributor Applications, Operations Console and (from 10.2) TM1Web), is quite a sensitive beast. And where there’s sensitivity, there’s a need for care monitoring. In this post I’ll show how to attach JConsole to TM1 Application Server for monitoring. TM1 apps […]

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Cognos and OpenStreetMap

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Got a chance to play with maps in Cognos reports for a recent PoC and learned quite a lot in the process. Most notably, I integrated OpenStreetMap in Cognos report, so I’ll demonstrate how to do it. Looks like this: Cognos and maps overview So you’re up to doing some maps in Cognos reports? I […]

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Cognos BI 10.2.1 3 charting engines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Feature updates went largely unnoticed with BI 10.2.1 FP1 release.  It’s highly unusual to have major feature updates in fix packs, they’re usually held up to releases. But in this case we’ve got Rapid Analytical Visualisation Engine (RAVE) available in all reports, not only Active Reports (as per core 10.2.1). And that’s big news worth spreading! […]

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Cognos BI reporting on TM1


We’re about 70% done in the project that took 110% of my time lately and it’s all about using Cognos BI on top of TM1 (with a bit of DWH in Cognos DataManager,  that’ll be a separate post). Good time to write down some notes on how to develop efficient reports with TM1 as a […]

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