Have you ever wanted to use Excel to create a list of elements within an IBM Planning Analytics dimension? If so, the TM1ELLIST function is your answer! This function is used to return a list of elements with parameters to define the look of the output.
The syntax of the function is:
TM1ELLIST(ServerDimension, [SetName], [ElementList], [AliasOverride], [ExpandAbove], [MDXOverride], [IndentRate], [IndentCharacter])
- ServerDimension (required) –defined in the format of server:dimension
- SetName (optional) – an existing subset
- ElementList (optional) – an array of values that specifies a list of elements; this can reference a cell range.
- AliasOverride (optional) – an existing alias name
- ExpandAbove (optional) – 1 = expand upward when drilling; 0 = expand downward
- MDXOverride (optional) – an MDX expression
- IndentRate (optional) – how many indentations are applied to each level when drilling; 0 = no indentation
- IndentCharacter (optional) – a symbol that will be used instead of a blank space
Example: I have dimension called bpmPeriod that contains a subset called “2016Qtrs”. The subset shows the year and the four quarters.
The function could be used to give the following result in Excel:
The TM1ELLIST function allows you to easily see details of your dimension elements within your Excel environment.
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