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Virtualizating an IBM Clarity Server

Virtualize Clarity? Recently, I worked with a client whose IT department was going through the process of virtualizing physical servers into the cloud. For them, moving to the cloud would reduce their maintenance effort, and provide a safe off-site location for all their data. Their IBM Clarity servers were physical boxes located in their office [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:12-04:00 March 12th, 2015|

Archiving – How to improve performance by archiving old (Scenario,Year) combinations – IBM Clarity

Any database application should be able to deal with data growth. As an application is used, data is created and evolves. With a corporate performance management tool, data can nicely sliced by a (Scenario, Year) combination. For example (Actual, 2004) would be the actual transactions that happened in 2004. (Budget, 2006) would be the approved [...]

2017-08-22T11:03:43-04:00 February 11th, 2015|

IBM Clarity 7 Studio Template – 3 day Course

Instructor-Led Classroom Training & Workshops Education for the project team and user community is critical to the success of the project.  We can provide education throughout the implementation process and beyond, ensuring people are trained just in time.  Clear Insight is a licensed supplier and trainer for all your IBM training needs, including IBM Cognos [...]

2018-05-09T05:28:36-04:00 December 12th, 2014|

Restarting COM Objects

Clarity uses Component Object Model (COM) objects to handle all the server-side operations. This includes querying, saving, configuring and more. For a variety of reasons, the COM objects can get confused. Often times, the system can go right back to normal if the COM objects are restarted. There are a couple of ways to do [...]

2018-05-09T05:30:08-04:00 October 31st, 2014|

Versioning (Analysis Services) – How can I fix it?

Versioning is a tool in Clarity enabling users to copy data from a set of source dimension elements to a set of target dimension elements. The most common implementation of it gives users a selection for a source (scenario, year) combination and a target (scenario, year) combination. The tool itself looks clear and straightforward, but [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:16-04:00 October 21st, 2014|

Writing Advanced Snippets When Building Templates

Both IBM Clarity and IBM Cognos TM1 support the MultiDimension eXpression (MDX) query language through snippets. Snippets are single MDX phrases that can be evaluated as part of an MDX query. At first glance, it can seem intimidating, but starting with a few key functions, it’s easier to start using it to put together advanced [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:17-04:00 December 20th, 2013|

Automated Regression Testing for Clarity and TM1

One of the best things about IBM Clarity7 and IBM Cognos TM1 is their flexibility and empowerment to build templates fast. This quick development time introduces a natural challenge... did we break something? Here are some examples of simple things that break old code. Common Challenges That Break Old Code Adding new children under [...]

2018-05-09T05:28:24-04:00 November 28th, 2013|