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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|

What is Hierarchy Security in IBM Clarity?

In IBM Clarity, hierarchy security is the security layer that controls who can see which dimension elements in a particular cube. Hierarchy security is just one component of the security profile. Here are some key definitions we need before discussing this further. Users - These are the individual users or logins for the Clarity application [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:17-04:00 November 19th, 2013|

Suppressing the OnSave Warning

When saving from a template, you may see the following error message: This program is attempting to save ....xml to your hard drive.Are you sure you want to save ....xml to your hard drive? While in development, this is slightly annoying. The simple workaround is to just click 'Yes' and move on. As [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:17-04:00 November 18th, 2013|

Super Fast Saves with Relational Writeback for IBM Clarity

When Is It Useful? Clarity is a budgeting and planning tool. As a budget deadline approaches, system usage skyrockets. Everyone has left their budget entry until the last possible moment. For that one day, when everyone is furiously trying to finish updating and approving their budgets, some systems grind to a half. Heavy save [...]

2018-05-09T07:02:26-04:00 October 16th, 2013|