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IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification Guide by James D. Miller

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Active Forms

Active Forms let you view (and update) cube data directly in Excel whenever you are connected to the server on which the cube data resides. The exciting thing about Active Forms is that these reports retain the ability to expand and collapse row dimension consolidations in TM1 views while allowing you to use native Excel features and functions to create complex reports. This in effect means that if the set of data changes within TM1, Active Form reports will automatically have access to the new view of the data without requiring any changes or reprogramming.

Active Forms support most features available in Cube Viewer, including selectable title dimensions, stacked row and column dimensions, expandable/collapsible consolidations (rows ...

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