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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Planning Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 18, 2021

Do not refresh the sheet when changing SUBNM with data changed

<As is>

If we would like to update inputting data we input them at Web sheet, then click the refresh button. But we can also update by changing search criteria after inputting. The problem is that it easy to imagine that user can change search criteria, not to click refresh button first after inputting. We wouldn't like to make this happen.


To avoid above problem we need some improvements. For example, if we get dialog box it would be great, which confirms if the user would like to update inputting data before updating.

Needed by Date Feb 14, 2021
  • Guest
    Jul 2, 2021

    Dear Stuart King san,

    You told us that "We are using this strategy for performance reasons" in Feb 12, 2021. We would like to confirm that what "performance reasons" means by. We understand that the data entry model can reduce System load compared with not that model. Are we correct?


  • Admin
    Stuart King
    May 6, 2021

    Please see: Thee UseBookRecalcSetting setting is unrelated to how data is committed to TM1 when making changes to the cells displayed on a Websheet. This is a long standing behaviour of TM1Web that we are not planning on changing. Consider that when users enter values at consolidated levels a recalc is performed automatically (cannot be deferred).

  • Guest
    May 6, 2021

    Dear Stuart King san,

    Thank you for your comment.

    In that case, what is the purpose of setting the value of

    "UseBookRecalcSetting" in the file "tm1web_config.xml" to "true"?


  • Guest
    Feb 26, 2021

    I think we misunderstood. More information is as below.

    As is:

    we revise the data in Web Sheet firstly, and then without clicking save button ,we change search criteria directly . At this time, the revised data is saved automatically.

    To be:

    To be more friendly, before automatic saving , pops up a confirm box to check with user if he prefers to save or discard revised data.

  • Admin
    Stuart King
    Feb 12, 2021

    I've updated the status of this idea to 'Not under consideration'. I think it's unlikely that we will ever implement this sort of change. Planning Analytics Workspace has adopted a data entry model where the updated value is sent to TM1 as soon as it's entered, even if a recalculation is not forced. We are using this strategy for performance reasons and are likely to adopt it with Websheets as well.

    In this case the use of Sandboxes might be considered so users can confirm their data changes before committing the changes to the TM1 model.

  • Guest
    Jan 19, 2021

    Hi there,

    From what you are describing, it sounds like it is already available on tm1web_config.xml:


    When Calculation Options is set to Automatic:

    • If you set UseBookRecalcSetting = "true", the websheet is recalculated automatically when you change the SUBNM function.

    • If you set UseBookRecalcSetting = "false", the websheet is recalculated automatically when you change the SUBNM function.

    When Calculation Options is set to Manual:

    • If you set UseBookRecalcSetting = "true", the websheet is not recalculated automatically. To recalculate, you must manually click the recalc button.

    • If you set UseBookRecalcSetting = "false", the websheet is recalculated automatically when you change the SUBNM function.