This document is intended for use with IBM® Cognos® TM1®.

This manual describes the functions and features of the TM1 Application Programming Interface. The API is intended to give complete access to all the features and functionality of the TM1 OLAP engine. The API is to be used with C, C++, and Microsoft Visual Basic.

The API has been optimized for use in a networked environment. As a result, the conventions used vary markedly from those used in previous versions of the TM1 API.

IBM Cognos TM1 integrates business planning, performance measurement and operational data to enable companies to optimize business effectiveness and customer interaction regardless of geography or structure. TM1 provides immediate visibility into data, accountability within a collaborative process and a consistent view of information, allowing managers to quickly stabilize operational fluctuations and take advantage of new opportunities.

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