Have you ever laboriously scrolling through a dimension in TM1 containing dozens or hundreds of elements. The goal is to select 3 or 4 elements for creating that one of a kind subset. A few minutes of scrolling . . .success. Then you realize you left out one item. And so the scroll and click begins once again. Ick. There's a solution to this by using a TM1 Dynamic Subset. TM1 Dynamic Subset replaces the scroll and click. . .
1. While in the Subset Editor, ensure the Expression Window is visible:
a. View Expression Window
Let’s assume we want a subset comprised of UK, Germany, Canada, and PacRim
2. Type the Element names in the Expression Window:
3. Click Update
The Elements in the Expression Window should be the only Elements visible:
4. Save the Subset:
a. Ensure Save Expression is selected
Let’s add the US:
5. Add [US] to the Expression
6. Click Update
US is now part of the Subset:
7. After making a modification, ensure you select “Yes” to Overwrite the existing subset definition:
So, you see it's easy to leverage TM1 Dynamic Subsets.
TM1 DYNAMIC SUBSET POINTS TO PONDER:
The order of the Elements in the subset is based on the order of the elements in the Expression Window:
If an Element exists in another dimension, preface the Element with the Dimension Name:
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