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TM1 10.2.0 FP1 - Relative proportional spread and relative percent spread not working with Internet Explorer 8

Technote (troubleshooting)


The relative proportional and relative percent adjustment spread features in IBM® Cognos® TM1® Web 10.2.0 FP1 display an error and do not work in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 8 for TM1 websheets and cubeviews.


This issue occurs with the following steps in both Cognos TM1 Web and Cognos TM1 Applications Web (accessed from Cognos TM1 Applications).

  1. In Internet Explorer 8, open a websheet or cubeview for spreading.
  2. Right-click on the cell and select either Relative Proportional Spread or Relative Percent Adjustment.
  3. An error message displays as "Invalid Argument".
    After you click OK, the drop-down list is blank (does not display any cubes) and spreading doesn't work.

Resolving the problem

As a workaround, use one of the other supported web browsers to avoid this issue.

  • Google Chrome 28
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR 17.0 or standard version 20

Document information

More support for: Cognos TM1
TM1 Web

Software version: 10.2

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1659960

Modified date: 24 December 2013

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