Mar 5, 2024

Empowering Active Forms: A Deep Dive into Slice Cross-Drill

Picture this: you are either a developer or an end user, staring at an active form report in your IBM Planning Analytics (TM1) application, wanting to delve deeper into a specific record for more insights. You might have attempted to stack dimensions on the rows, only to find yourself grappling with some usability and readability challenges. Finding a clear and efficient solution to this seems like a tedious task.

But fear not, because we’ve got your back!

We understand the frustration that comes with navigating complex reports, especially in today’s fast-paced app-centric world. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce Slice Cross-Drill – your ticket to seamless exploration within active forms.

Drill down into another dimension or hierarchy

With Slice Cross-Drill, expanding and collapsing dimensions on rows is just the tip of the iceberg. Now, you can effortlessly drill down into another dimension or hierarchy (as long as it’s defined on titles), unlocking a whole new level of functionality and insight.

Let’s look at the following example; you have a standard flash P&L report and you may want to breakdown the account information by region but only for a specific account. what are your options in an Active Form report?

Yes, you can stack dimensions and it’ll look something like this…

On the other hand, you could just simply drill from the desired row into the Region with the Cross-Drill and it looks like this

The Slice Cross-Drill offers a huge advantage because you can continue to expand different rows in your active form and the cross -drill will remain independent from any other selections of you may want to make, in fact, you can insert other independent cross-drill actions in any of the rows of the active form.

Say goodbye to cumbersome navigation and hello to a smoother, more intuitive active form reporting experience. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or a casual user, Slice Cross-Drill empowers you to uncover valuable information with ease.

Ready to take your active form reports to the next level?

Dive into the world of Slice Cross-Drill and elevate your reporting game today!

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