Data Entry Shortcuts for data input in UX

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It would be useful to have more shortcuts when entering data in the UX. At the moment we can enter e. g. 1e3 to input 1000 in a cell which is great and makes it easier to enter high values. In addition, I would find it useful to have at least these shortcuts as well:

  • Shortcut ‘+’: By entering a value using '+' the value should added to the existing value e. g. entering +100 in a cell with 1000 should give me 1100 as a result
  • Shortcut ‘-’: By entering a value using ‘-’ the value should subtract from the existing value e. g. entering -100 in a cell with 1000 should give me 900 as a result
  • Shortcut ‘%’: By entering a value using ‘%’ the calculated percent should be added or subtract from the existing value e. g. entering +10% in a cell with 1000 should give me 1100 as a result

To get this input correct I think another letter/sign will be needed to differentiate between an input and a calculation I want to do. As an example if we can take the letter ‘c' to indicate a calculation I want to do it would be like:

  • Entering c+1000: This will add this value to the existing value
  • Entering +1000: This will replace/override the existing value

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  • Phil11
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    Given the lineage to the original Adaytum planning product, I'm surprised that these aren't available in Anaplan.

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