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VBA function to check if a user is already logged in:

Function IsUserLoggedIn(UserName As String, _
Servername As String) As Variant

IsUserLoggedIn = _
Application.Run("DBRW", Servername & "}ClientProperties" _
, UserName, "STATUS")

End Function

You can then use that in a sub as shown below:

Sub CheckWhetherUserIsLoggedIn()

If IsUserLoggedIn("MyUser", "TM1:") = "ACTIVE" Then
MsgBox "User is logged into TM1."
MsgBox "User is doing something more interesting."
End If

End Sub

disabling the DEL key to forbid users from deleting DBRW formulas

----THISWORKBOOK (Code) ----------

Private Sub Workbook_Activate()
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_Deactivate()
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
a = MsgBox("Your data have already been saved in Tm1, you don't need to save this Excel slice", vbInformation)
ActiveWorkbook.Close False
End Sub

--------- MODULE1 (CODE) --------------

Sub DisableDel()
Application.OnKey "{DEL}", "SendSpace"
'MsgBox "Delete Key Disable"
End Sub

Sub EnableDel()
Application.OnKey "{DEL}"
'MsgBox "Delete Key Enable"
End Sub

Sub SendSpace()
'MsgBox "Delete key not allowed. Sending a space instead"
SendKeys " ~"
End Sub

undocumented TM1 macros:

TM1RECALC1 : same as shift-F9, refreshes only the active worksheet
TM1RECALC : same as F9, refreshes ALL open workbooks
TM1REFRESH : same as Alt F9, rebuilds (dynamic spreadsheets) and refreshes ALL open workbooks
TM1StartOrionWithAutomation : opens Server Explorer
CUBES_BROWSE : opens Server Explorer
SUBDELETE: deletes a subset (if unused) ex: Application.Run("SUBDELETE", "myserver:account", "MySubset")
TM1InsertViewControl : starts In Spreadsheet browser
TWHELP : opens TM1 perspectives help
TWDEFAULTS : opens TM1 Options menu
TWMERUL : opens rules worksheets menu
TWMEDIM : opens dimensions worksheets menu
to be continued...

Excel formulas references
When editing a cell formula (F2), you can easily toggle between relative and absolute references with the F4 key: $B$10 -[F4]-> B$10 -[F4]-> $B10 -[F4]-> B10

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