Bringing in Roles - Formula Help


Hi -


I am trying to bring in Role. I added them as a line item in my module: 

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Here are all the modules:



And here are my lists:




There is a dropdown for me to manually put in the roles, but I just don't know what to do for the formula.

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Can anyone please help me with how to write a formula to bring in Role?


  • Hi,
    I am not sure what are you trying to do - what does "bring in Role" mean?
  • tspoon

    Hi @M.Kierepka 


    So there is a list called 'Roles':


    Screen Shot 2022-03-16 at 10.38.30 PM.png

    And they need to be assigned to people via this module (here is the grid view):


    Screen Shot 2022-03-16 at 3.53.39 AM.png


    You can see in regular view that choices are already there as a drop down but I need them automatically populated:


    Screen Shot 2022-03-16 at 3.53.54 AM.png


    Any ideas on a formula to do this?


  • aakash


    From your question, it is understandable that roles are to be assigned to users. To determine the formula, please first describe the logic on how a role should be decided for a particular user. If you're trying to bring in native 'User Roles' to a line item , that won't be possible. 


    Anyone would be better aligned to help you once you describe the exact logic you require


    Aakash Sachdeva

  • This would normally be imported if this data is known. Otherwise you'd have to have some relation of Role to one of the other properties of an Employee, but its unlikely that the Roles here would be defined by Country or Department for example.
  • Misbah



    As far as I know you need to Import the data into the module. Roles must also be available in the source file, all you have to do is to map the Roles from Source to the Roles from Anaplan. You have already imported Name, Country and other fields, similarly Roles also need to be imported.


    Not sure how and why was this missed in the import action that you might have run earlier. It should have been auto mapped. Anyway just go to the "Action" and hit "Edit" option and map this line as well and run the import again


    Hope that helps