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PAW Action Button ability to get parameters from selectors

From the last demonstration that I have seen of 2.0.6 PAW is only able to prompt for parameters to a TI process at the time that you click on the Action Button. This is not how most systems are designed. Users will typically make selections in the Set Editor so that a grid returns data, eg for the Cost Centre that they selected. They will then either enter data into the grid, or just review the figures in the grid and then click the Action Button, which will either change a workflow cube to the next stage, or load the figures into another cube. They don't want to be prompted to select the Cost Centre again. Therefore the Action Button needs to have the ability to get parameters from selections on the sheet, especially from Set Editors, but also potentially from the Selected DBRW, or the equivalent cell in a non-DBRW based view such as an Explorer View. 

  • Guest
  • Aug 5 2019
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? All customers will benefit from this. It will be very difficult to build any sophisticated PAW application without this.
How should it work?

In the prompt for the Action Button you should be able to select the linked item that should provide the value for the prompt.

For a link to the currently selected value of a Set Editor you should just be able to drag a link to that Set Editor. 

For a link to the Selected DBRW you should be able to drag a link to the Grid and you should be able to specify the Dimension/Hierarchy in the Grid from which you want to get the selected Element. 

For a link to a cube value you should be able to drag a link to the cell from which that value should be taken and change an option to say that you want the value from that cell.

There should also be a option to take the value from a calculation.


What Benefit - Without this facility in my view PAW is not fit for purpose. You would always need to resort to embedding a TM1 Web Sheet and therefore I would suggest that you might as well continue to use TM1 Web and forget about PAW, which is what my client is currently doing.


The only alternative at present is to make PAW store the selections from Set Editors, etc in a cube, to have a TI that has no parameters, and to instead read the selections in from that cube as a way of getting parameters into the TI process. That was what we have to do in version 7.0 of TM1. PAW should be an improvement on that.

Idea Priority Urgent
Priority Justification We will not even evaluate PAW for production use, until this facility is present.
Client Name Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Guest commented
    11 Nov, 2020 07:48pm

    Looking for this as well! We just moved over to PAW this year and have many use cases already

  • Guest commented
    9 Jun, 2020 05:58am

    I guess it's already in since version 4*something

  • Guest commented
    2 May, 2020 08:44pm

    Do we have an update on this ? Is it in the latest PAW 2.0.52 release ?

  • Guest commented
    22 Apr, 2020 07:34am

    It would be very usefyll to the synchronize button parameters, getting values from active selectors: I think in this way the "synchronization behaviour" would be completed.

  • Guest commented
    20 Feb, 2020 02:29am

    Yes please!  This bug is causing a lot of frustration for valuable customers.

  • Guest commented
    21 Jan, 2020 09:44pm

    Hi Paul Thanks for the information. Let me know when there is a release date. We probably won't even begin evaluating PAW until this is available.  Regards Paul 

  • Admin
    Paul Glennon commented
    21 Jan, 2020 05:33pm

    This is absolutely on our backlog. We do not have a planned release for this yet.

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