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Customize PAW Welcome Page

  • 1.  Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 14 days ago
    ​Hi All,
    Has anyone come up with a method to customize the welcome page in PAW?  I'm interested in finding an automated method to put a notification somewhere on the welcome page for our users if our overnight batch processing does not complete by a specific time, due to either data volumes or other backend system delays.  We currently have email notifications sent in some instances, however this is a manual process and has the possibility of being ignored.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Roman Harasymiak
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  • 2.  RE: Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 14 days ago
    I suppose you could have an "announcements" book. It could pull from a cube. Not a great option, I know.

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    Ryan Clapp
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  • 3.  RE: Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Roman, 


    Why don't you create a special cube to capture the errors, date, description, etc and have the welcome page read the cube and show the error?

    Regards,
    Veronika





  • 4.  RE: Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hello group,

    This is a request that I also made with me seems to you an RFE. We have 4 environment and it is easy to make a mistake in an urgent job. To be able to change a color somewhere would be very practical.


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    Frederic Arevian
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  • 5.  RE: Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Roman

    Presumably you can just store messages about the failure in text elements of a cube and display that as a report?

    Regards

    Paul Simon

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    Paul Simon
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  • 6.  RE: Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Roman, other suggestions on this topic are a good alternative for the time. I know this has been brought up to our Offering Management team in the past and there should already be an enhancement somewhere, which I can't seem to find yet but will forward if I find it.

    But if you want to create your own enhancement with your own Business Justification please do so here https://ibm-data-and-ai.ideas.aha.io/

    Regards,

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    Robert VAUTOUR
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  • 7.  RE: Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 10 days ago
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    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for the suggestions, however I'm interested in having something by displayed right on the homepage, and not within a separate book/page in PAW.  The process of having to instantiate a separate workbook/report does not solve the issue as it would need to be somewhere where users check first thing prior to attempting to review any data from the prior nights execution.  I'm looking to have immediate feedback within the PAW homepage somewhere in the banner itself (preferably in the location shown in the attached screenshot) which can be updated by an outside tool/script once all batch processing is complete.

    Other options I've thought through would be to include additional customization security options on PAW to remove group access from specific workbooks/folders and restore them when the application is back online from overnight processing.

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    Roman Harasymiak
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  • 8.  RE: Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hi,

    I think you can modify a bit your process to update one cube to store status of the process, every certain minutes/loop/row data and have your welcome page read that cube.

    Regards,
    Veronika

    Sent from my iPhone




  • 9.  RE: Customize PAW Welcome Page

    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi Roman,

    Setting a book as a home page in Workspace (similar to what you can do in TM1Web) is on our roadmap.  

    I can confirm that we do not have functionality that would allow for a message to be displayed on the Workspace home page.  In general we are very light on support for UI customizations . We will keep this requirement in mind and I encourage you to open an enhancement request.  I can tell you that our priority is with setting a book as a user specific home page. 

    I would suggest either an e-mail notification at the end of the Ti process, or some sort of Ti status cube and Workspace book (an 'announcements book' as Ryan suggested).  Just keep in mind that cube data in TM1 is never actually updated until the Ti process is complete or quits, but not if it errors.

    At some point we would also like to expose access to Workspace security through an API.  This would allow Workspace administrators to enable and disable access to folders and books.  We would need to determine how this sort of functionality would work with a Ti process.

    Although we don't have the answer you're looking for today, I can confirm the Planning Analytics team is listening to these requirements.



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    Stuart King
    IBM Planning Analytics Offering Manager
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