This section provides you with the details for installing, configuring, and testing TM1Connect. Prior to running the TM1Connect installer, it is recommended to perform install and/or configure each of the Prerequisites below. If you do not, TM1Connect may not install nor run properly.
 

Click to expand. Prerequisite: Windows/IIS Features/Role Services

Please select your operating system for the specific configuration required. Ensure that, at a minimum, your system has all of the highlighted items installed.

For Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, open the Windows Control Panel and select Programs, then choose Turn Windows Features on or off. For Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012, open the Server Manager and configure your destination server with the features and role services in the images below.

dropdown Toggle Windows 7

Win7-Features

 
dropdown Toggle Windows Server 2008

Win2008-Role-Services

 

dropdown Toggle Windows 8/8.1

Win8-Features

 

dropdown Toggle Windows Server 2012

Win2012-HTTPActivation

Win2012-WPA

Win2012-IIS

 
Click to expand. Prerequisite: IBM Cognos TM1 APIs

It is required for TM1Connect that, at a minimum, the IBM Cognos TM1 APIs are installed. These can be found inside the TM1 Client Tier of the IBM Cognos TM1 installation components.

 

hmtoggle_arrow1 If you are installing TM1Connect on the same server as TM1

Your TM1 server installation must have installed the TM1 APIs from the IBM Cognos TM1 Client Tier as selected in the following image:

TM1ServerAPIs

hmtoggle_arrow1 If you are installing TM1Connect on a separate server from TM1

On the system you are installing TM1Connect Server, you must have installed the TM1 APIs from the IBM Cognos TM1 Client Tier, as selected in the following image:

TM1ClientAPIs

 

Click to expand. Running the setup file

Click Next to continue with the setup.

TM1Connect---Setup-Screen

 
Click to expand. Select Destination Directory

This screen allows you to set the directory where TM1Connect program files are stored.

TM1Connect - Setup Destination

 
Click to expand. Select the software components to install

At this point, you can select which software components to install based on your environment. There are four options to choose from:

TM1Connect Server (may be installed on the same server as TM1)

TM1Connect Data Agent (strongly recommended to be installed on the same server as TM1)

TM1Connect QlikView Plug-in (installed on QlikView Desktop clients)

TM1Connect ODBC Driver (installed on Tableau, Business Objects and other ODBC compliant clients)

 

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Although not required, TM1Connect Data Agent should always be installed on the TM1 Server. The Data Agent needs to communicate with TM1 directly with large amounts of data. If this is installed on a separate server, performance will be impacted.

 

To Install TM1Connect on the same server as TM1:

Install TM1Connect Server separately
 

To Install TM1Connect on a separate server from TM1:

Install TM1Connect Server separately

Install TM1Connect Data Agent on the TM1 server

 

TM1Connect - Setup Select Components

 
Click to expand. Select the TM1Connect data folder

If you have selected to install the TM1Connect data agent, you will be prompted for the location of the data folder that will hold all of the temporary files as well as the output files (QVX, CSV, TXT, etc.) in separate directories within this location. Set this path to the appropriate location and click Next to continue.

TM1Connect - Setup Data Location

 
Click to expand. Select TM1 Installation Directory

When prompted for the TM1 installation directory, you must supply the proper location where the TM1 binary files are located that are appropriate for the platform that TM1Connect will be running on (64 or 32 Bit). If this directory is not specified correctly, you can continue with the installation, but TM1Connect will not be able to connect with TM1 and will fail. The default path for the TM1 installation files are shown below.

64-Bit Operating Systems


TM1 v10.x

C:\Program Files\IBM\Cognos\TM1_64\bin64

 

32-Bit Operating Systems


TM1 v10.x

C:\Program Files\IBM\Cognos\TM1\bin

 

TM1Connect - Setup TM1 Directory

 

 
Click to expand. Complete the installation

The remaining setup screens provide you with options for setting the location of the Start Menu Folder and Shortcuts, and finally the option to initiate the installation. Once the installation is complete, you will be taken automatically to the configuration page. An initial, correct configuration is required to run TM1Connect. For details on configuring TM1Connect see topic Configuring TM1Connect.
 

Finish the installation by clicking Finish.

TM1Connect - Setup Complete