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sharing and organising free knowledge for BI implementations with a focus on IBM Cognos TM1.

TM1 9.1 SP3

new features:

.rebranding to Cognos
.SAP Connector Enhancements
.performance/server improvements
.license control removed: MAX_USERS=99999 !

fixed issues:

315202 TM1 Formula Editor fails to display more than 17 dimensions.

Oops I did it again!


OH NOOOEES! A luser just ran that hazardous process or spreading on the production server and as a result trashed loads of data on your beloved server.
You cannot afford to take the server down to get yesterday's backup and they need the data now...

free utilities

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If you are stuck with a Windows operating system, you might need some tools for basic needs, these are all free:

Happy Birthday!

BIhints is 1 year old today!

As a strange coincidence, all the TM1 9.1 SSL certificates decided to expire today too.
So if you are running TM1 9.1.x and you cannot connect to your server, this is "normal". You need to replace the SSL certificates, the new ones can be downloaded from the forum or from the applix customer support page.

a closer look at dynamic slices

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Dynamic slices can be quite useful when the elements you display in your reports evolve over time, they automatically update with the new elements.
The following article will try to dig into the parameters that define these slices and show some of the possibilities to interact with these. The idea was originally submitted by Philip Bichard.