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An easier way to manage overnight batch runs

People might not generally be aware that in Planning Analytics (TM1 server v11) virtually all server configuration parameters are now dynamic, meaning they can be changed with immediate effect while the server is in session. This includes IntegratedSecurityMode which affects how users are able to log in.

This presents an easy way to prevent users establishing new sessions and interfering with batch load processes. Just change the IntegratedSecurityMode parameter and users won’t be able to log in. No need to for a TI to remove client/group associations or change all passwords which then need to be put back again.


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Let’s talk about element and attribute naming

Naming conventions are necessary both for end users and developers to make any system understandable and navigable. Deciding on a naming convention is a critical step and there are many opinions on what the "best" convention may (or may not) be. The rules and content of any naming convention actually matter far less than whether the conventions are consistently and universally applied within a given system.

Although naming conventions may be open for debate what isn't is that all naming conventions must avoid illegal characters and reserved words. This is a founding principal of any naming convention. To find out more about what this means in the context of Planning Analytics (TM1) read the article in full.


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Moving from TM1 to Planning Analytics is NOT complicated

First of all, Planning Analytics is just a new name for TM1.

Over the last few months, a number of customers have started planning the upgrade to Planning Analytics Local. There seems to be the perception that this process is more complicated than any other upgrade done before with TM1. In this article, I try to bust some myths and provide the information for your upgrade.


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Surveying Excel Hell – a New Approach to Manage Spreadsheet Proliferation

The nearly unlimited flexibility of Excel is powerful, but also one of the biggest cause of concern. How can you trust that a workbook shows the latest information, is built on trusted source data and does not containing any modelling errors? Any attempt to manage these risks is hampered by the fact that sheets can be added to a workbook, formulas can be changed and copies of the workbook can be easily created.


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Freedom under the Law and the Functional Database Model

Despite how obvious the benefits of the functional database seemed to me when I invented TM1 over 30 years ago, I have learned that these benefits are not immediately obvious to most people.


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Summarised guide to the expiring TM1 SSL certificates issue and how to fix it

The TM1 SSL certificates are expiring on November 24. This post is your definitive reference guide to choosing and applying the best solution for you.


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Solutions to the expiring TM1 SSL certificates

We have tested various solutions to the expiring SSL certificates, and this post shares our experiences so far.

Depending on your TM1 environment, some solutions would be more suited than others. To guide you in determining which solution to choose, we have created a "Decision Tree" which is included in the post.


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IBM has released new TM1 SSL certificates that do not expire until 2026, and instructions on how to apply these certificates manually

IBM has recently released new set of SSL certificates that do not expire until 2026. These certificates can be applied to ALL versions of TM1 (i.e. 9.5.x, 10.1.x, 10.2.x).


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IBM technote on available options to update the expiring TM1 SSL certificates

IBM has released a new technote that talks about how to update the expiring SSL certificates.
In summary, this new technote basically states that there are 3 options available:

1. Use your own certificate.
2. Follow the IBM technote as released previously.
3. Wait for "updaters" that would be released shortly.


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