Enhancement to existing Bulk API for Import Metadata

There is an existing bulk API endpoint that allows workspace admins to retrieve the full list of Import actions from a given model. This endpoint is in the format: 


 where {{mdlID}} is the model GUID. 

This returns a JSON response, which contains an object called "imports" - which is a list of JSON objects that define each import within a model. 

Each import has the following attributes: 

  • id - guid of the import action, used for executing it via the Bulk APIs)
  • name - name of the action from Anaplan front-end
  • importDataSourceId
  • importType - defines if loading into a list or module


The importDataSourceId is currently only populated for import actions that are sourced from a flat file, and returns the file ID of the associated import file. This key is blank for those imports that are sourced from a view/module. 


Enhancement request: 

The schema of an Anaplan import is defined in the following metadata endpoint 


 where {{mdlID}} is the model GUID. The schema actually includes a key called importDataSource with structure below: 

"importDataSource": {
"properties": {
"sourceModelId": ...,
"sourceModelName": ...,
"sourceWorkspaceId": ...,
"type": ...}}

This key should be returned as part of each import, such that we can programatically create data flow maps between our Anaplan models - something which is becoming increasingly difficult to do as the number of models and actions increase. 

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