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What's new and changed in Planning Analytics

The Planning Analytics release and subsequent refreshes can include new features, bug fixes, and security updates. Refreshes appear in reverse chronological order, and only the refreshes that contain updates for Planning Analytics are shown.

You can see a list of the new features for the platform and all of the services at What's new in IBM Cloud Pak for Data?

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Refresh 4 of Cloud Pak for Data Version 3.5

A new version of Planning Analytics was released in March 2021.

Assembly version: 3.5.2

This release includes the following changes:

New features
The 3.5.2 release of Planning Analytics includes the following features and updates:
Improved look and feel
The updated Planning Analytics Workspace interface makes it easier to accomplish tasks, provides a more consistent experience with other IBM products, and simplifies the transition between Planning Analytics Workspace and Cognos® Analytics.

Planning Analytics Workspace has adopted Carbon, IBM's open source design system for digital products and experiences. Carbon makes it easier for you to know exactly how the interface will behave and makes Planning Analytics Workspace feel like other services in IBM Cloud Pak for Data.

To learn more about the interface changes, see Improved look and feel in the Planning Analytics product documentation.

Assign a unique name to the internal TM1 database
In previous versions, the name that you assigned to the Planning Analytics service instance was also assigned to the internal TM1 database.

You can now assign a unique name to the internal database when you create the service instance. For details, see Provisioning the Planning Analytics service.

Bug fixes

This release does not include any platform-specific bug fixes, but Planning Analytics 3.5.2 does include bug fixes from all the constituent components of Planning Analytics:

  • Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.61 SC
  • Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel 2.0.61 SC
  • Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services/TM1 Web 2.0.61 SC
  • Planning Analytics 2.0.9.4 LC TM1 Database running internal within Cloud Pak for Data
  • Planning Analytics 2.0.9.6 LC TM1 Database running external to Cloud Pak for Data

You can review individual fix lists for Planning Analytics components on the Planning Analytics 2.0 fix lists page.

Refresh 2 of Cloud Pak for Data Version 3.5

A new version of Planning Analytics was released in January 2021.

Assembly version: 3.5.1

This release includes the following changes:

Bug fixes
This release includes the following fixes:
  • Issue: Signing in to the TM1 database from Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel can take 30 seconds or longer.

    Resolution: There is no longer a delay when signing in to the TM1 database from Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel.

  • Issue: A string on the Planning Analytics instance provisioning page wasn’t translated.

    Resolution: The string is now translated

  • Issue: The Planning Analytics provisioning page let users specify multiple external TM1 URLs, though only one external URL is supported.

    Resolution: The provisioning page now enforces entry of a single external TM1 URL.

In addition to these platform-specific bug fixes, Planning Analytics 3.5.1 also includes bug fixes from all the constituent components of Planning Analytics:

  • Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.55 SC
  • Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel 2.0.57 SC
  • Planning Analytics Spreadsheet Services/TM1 Web 2.0.57 SC
  • Planning Analytics 2.0.9 LC TM1 Database running internal within Cloud Pak for Data
  • Planning Analytics 2.0.9.2 LC TM1 Database running external to Cloud Pak for Data

You can review individual fix lists for Planning Analytics components on the Planning Analytics 2.0 fix lists page.

Initial release of Cloud Pak for Data Version 3.5

A new version of Planning Analytics was released as part of Cloud Pak for Data Version 3.5.0.

Assembly version: 3.5.0