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TI Process with File data source should allow local or server file selection

Currently in PAW when creating a TI process that uses a file as a data source, you can add files from your local machine or via a UNC/mapped drive.

As PAW is web based, you are not working on the TM1 sever or possibly the environment in which the TM1 server would normally access files e.g. a network share that the TM1 service account has access to.

To create a process without the relevant files means that you need to SFTP the file from the cloud environment, connect to the server etc. etc.

There should be an option to allow you to browse locally or browse from a server perspective.

  • Guest
  • Oct 31 2020
  • Under Review
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Any modelers writing processes requiring file data sources
Priority Justification Simplies the process of writing these processes on PAW and reduces time spent transferring files
Client Name Aspen Pharmacare
How should it work?

A simple checkbox / radio button option to change between local / server would suffice.

If local, you can still drag, browse etc.

If server based, you would need a file browser window to allow navigation and selection.

Idea Priority Medium
  • Guest commented
    18 Nov, 2020 11:05pm

    The problem I see with this, is whose security would you use when browsing on the TM1 server.

    One item I do, is make a copy of the file with the header and a few rows, then sftp this smaller file to my desktop and use this as the source in PAW. Then in the prolog just redirect the source file to the actual location of the full file on the TM1 server.

    Good Luck,


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