A Beginners Guide to Learn Cognos TM1

In this introduction to free IBM Cognos TM1 tutorial, you will learn about Cognos TM1 function, syntax, TM1 worksheet functions, Cognos analysis and more. This includes free use cases and practical examples.
Cognos TM1 Tutorial covers The Components of TM1, Dimensions and CubesTurbo Integrator(TI), Rules, Advanced Techniques for TI Scripting, Drill-through, Virtual and Lookup Cubes, Time Considerations, Data Presentation and Reporting.

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Key highlights Description
Performance Faster and on-demand performance using 64-bit, in-memory OLAP
Security Multiple users and user types supported and limited visualization to the users
Personalization Process improvement using a wide range of personalization options
Global support Multiple language support such as Japanese and Chinese
Connectors Data orchestration tool connects to multiple ODBC-compliant databases

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IBM Cognos TM1 allows the company to outshine by providing following three benefits:

  • Analytics– Key business questions are answered in fraction of seconds using OLAP techniques.
  • Collective intelligence– Equipped with collaboration and social networking that streamline the processes.
  • Actionable insight– Lets businesspeople to respond to real-time situations.

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Table of Contents

The Components of TM1

Types of components in Cognos: Introduction The components of TM1 are divided into two basic types which are: Client components Sever components Most of these components are installed by default with a standard installation of the product, but some are not. Read these top Cognos Interview Q's now that helps you grab high-paying jobs ! Client components Client components allow access Read More

Dimensions and Cubes

Creating Dimensions and Cubes: Introduction What tables are to relational databases in the way cubes are to TM1. Almost all data stored in TM1 is stored in and accessed from cubes. There are two ways to create cubes: Empty cube: You can create an empty cube by selecting (at least) two dimensions from the list of existing dimensions in the Read More

TurboIntegrator (TI)

What is TurboIntegrator (TI)?: Introduction TM1 TurboIntegrator is the programming or scripting tool that allows you to automate data importation, metadata management, and many other tasks. Data sources available with TurboIntegrator Using TurboIntegrator, you can import data from the following data sources: Industry-standard comma-delimited (CSV) text files including ASCII files Information stored in relational databases (accessible through an ODBC data Read More

TM1 Rules

Creating Rules in TM1: Rules Using TM1 Rules, you can: Perform multiplication of cells to calculate totals based upon business rules Override automatic TM1 consolidations when needed Use data in one cube to perform calculations in another cube or share data between cubes Assign the same values to multiple cells The Cognos TM1 Rules Editor is a .NET component and Read More

Advanced Techniques for TI Scripting

Techniques for TM1 TurboIntergrator Scripting: ETL Most applications built with Cognos TM1 require some way to perform data ETL which is an acronym for extract, transform, and load. It is a process that involves extracting data from an outside source, transforming it into some form to fit an operational need, and then loading that newly formatted data into a target. Read More


What is drill-through?: Drill-through can be described as the act of exploring related information. Also, this can be described as the act of moving between related data via a link of some kind. Most specifically, drill-through usually exploits a relationship between master and detail information. Components of TM1 drill-through The two components that make up the drill-through feature in Cognos Read More

Virtual and Lookup Cubes

TM1 cube types: There are four types of cubes in Cognos TM1. They are as follows: Standard cubes Control cubes Virtual cubes Lookup cubes Virtual: This term has been defined in philosophy as that which is not real but may display the salient qualities of the real—Wikipedia. Lookup: This term usually refers to searching a data structure for an item Read More

Time Considerations

Cognos TM1 Time Considerations: The importance of time Cognos TM1 applications are most often used to view, compare, and predict information over time. For the most part, the information in TM1 will be: Trended over time Compared between different time periods Forecasted for future time periods Take the Intellipaat Cognos training course for rapid career growth. When considering the concept of time Read More

Data Presentation and Reporting

Basic data browsing in TM1: Cube Viewer The following steps can be followed to browse data in the Cube Viewer: Open TM1 Server Explorer. In the Tree pane, select the cube you want to browse Click on the cube and select ..: Intellipaat provides industry-leading online Cognos TM1 training for BI professionals. The Cube Viewer window opens with the cube's Read More

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