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New TI Datasource - json/xml/Web Service

Nowadays many applications are exporting data via web service (format could be json or xml), Planning Analytics has no options out of the box to support these type of data sources.

At the moment, either using TM1py, or get some developer to write some applications to import data into Planning Analytics, which is not ideal, and also less control for Planning Analytics administrators.

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Nov 14 2020
  • Submitted
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Developer
How should it work?

Should support web service as a data source, allowing users to import data from a web service into TM1.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification Idea is ranked 'High' is because this is something every customer is expecting to support, but it is not.
Client Name Everyone
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    Guest commented
    15 Nov, 2020 08:54am

    This would be extremely useful as there are many interface requirements nowadays e.g. to SAP and other web services where reading SOAP, XML etc. would reduce dependencies on 3rd parties, 3rd party tools, middleware etc. etc.

    You could use the REST API to accomplish the interfacing but this requires additional development, orchestration etc. etc.

    A direct datasource would definitely add huge value to the product.


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