'Freeze Panes' Functionality When Scrolling in a Module within a Dashboard

edited November 2022 in User Experience Ideas

The ability to freeze the rows or columns when scrolling within a module that has been published to a dashboard.  In some instances, when you cannot trim the module to be user friendly on a dashboard and scrolling is required, it is easy to lose your spot as to where you are within the rows or columns of the module.  A 'Freeze Panes' type of functionality, as it exists within Excel, would be incredibly helpful and has been requested multiple times by a client. 

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  • Stan
    edited November 2022

    @pbenz - Thanks for taking the time to submit the idea.  We are moving the idea to "Acknowledged" as it meets our Community Guidelines.  We encourage the greater community to provide feedback or ask any questions, as well as supporting it with kudos.

  • simon_ritchie
    edited November 2022

    Thanks for submitting the idea @pbenz. We have this on the roadmap so will let you know when we have more news 😉

    I'm super excited about as have a number of uses for it with our internal models! Sure you will be too. 🙂



    Anaplan Product Team

  • pbenz
    edited November 2022

    Thanks for the update Simon.  I know many of our clients will love to see that change. 

  • jonpetruch1
    edited November 2022

    This is such a simple but great feature. Thanks for submitting and placing this on the roadmap. Looking forward to learning when this will be available. 

  • ElvinSee
    edited November 2022

    Thank for submitting this idea. My client will love to see this new features 

  • rcomte
    edited November 2022

    As client it would be very appreciate to see this development quickly.


  • Fwolf
    edited November 2022

    One technique I use on dashboards to limit the need for scrolling is to create a Master Module and a Detailed Module. 


    The way this works is the top module would be the master with the list in rows and the most important line items shown in columns.  Then below publish a second module with the list as a page selector and the relevant additional line items in rows.  This allows a user to see the primary data in the main grid but then select an item to see detailed information about it below. 


    An example is the Master module could have products and then line items to plan units by time, the detailed module would have the product attributes such as style, cost, price, etc. 

  • rakeshk
    edited November 2022

    Appreciate if this feature can be available quickly. 

  • michael_park
    edited November 2022


    It's now close to a year since the initial request. All the users from our business are eager to see this feature available.

    Do we have ETA? thx

  • mayajones
    edited November 2022

    Definitely in need of this functionality, especially the ability to freeze header rows on a dashboard!

  • daian
    edited November 2022

    This seems to be a feature in the New UX. Are there plans to introduce it to the dashboard in the classic?



  • jjl287
    edited November 2022

    Has this been implemented yet?

  • Nicolas Cadier
    edited November 2022

    Is there any update on the implementation of this idea?

  • SophieBo
    edited November 2022

    This is a crucial need for our organization as well (mainly to freeze columns), is there any news on the implementation?

  • m.angeles11
    edited November 2022

    Would be great if someone could provide an update on this feature request.  Clients are screaming for this feature and I can understand the frustration.  

  • jack.stewart@ralphlauren.com
    edited November 2022

    Has the freezing of columns been implemented in the new UX?  If so, can someone point me to documentation?


  • jtkerlin
    edited November 2022

    As of today - March 8th 2021, this feature is unavailable in New UX and classic.


    This is a critical feature that is needed for end users.  I can understand why this was delayed with focus on building out the New UX, however at roughly 3 years since first requested and noted as being added to the roadmap, it would be wonderful if this was added to New UX.  I suspect that this will not be added to classic dashboards with the focus on New UX, however would be nice to have there as well.


    User experience is significantly impacted by the lack of this ability.  In many dashboards it is unrealistic for the user to see an use the Hierarchy instead of some key attributes or line items that further make the input relevant.

  • Prince.Ayinde
    edited November 2022

    A significant number of my customers have requested this functionality and we believe it would be extremely useful.

  • ipekkirali
    edited November 2022

    Hello! Is this still on the roadmap? This would be super super helpful!!

  • sprender
    edited November 2022

    Hey folks, I can confirm this is still on the roadmap. We don't have a timeline we can share at this stage but we are having internal discussions to see how we can accelerate development of this much requested update.

  • ipekkirali
    edited November 2022

    @sprender Thank you so much for the update! Hopefully soon!! 🤞

  • lphan
    edited November 2022

    can this also be available in worksheets?

  • Here at Compass Group - we are really in need of this feature! Would be a complete game changer for our FP&A modeling!

  • This will be a great feature for Compass Group, thanks!

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