Manage Import Data Sources - Timing


Hi team,


How long does Anaplan retain a file that has been uploaded to the 'Manage Import Data Sources' item in the Action Settings?


It seems to retain the data for a certain length of time and then if you attempt to edit the Action to which the uploaded data is associated with you will receive the attached error





Best Answer


  • Nice 1 - thanks @JaredDolich 

  • @JaredDolich 


    Just one question in this regard;


    What If one model builder has imported the file in private mode and then after 48 hours duration the other model builder wants to check/update the mapping of that import action? 

    As per my understanding apart from re importing the file and updating the mode to admin or everybody will help to check/update the mapping of that import action. But What about the scenario if the file is no longer available with anyone ? 

  • @Jitendra.Vishnolia 

    Great observation!

    In that case if the default file is set to private, then the file will have to be uploaded again after 48 hours of non-use.

    Here's the Anapedia page that explains how the default file is set and what happens when/if it's changed.

    I keep this image in my OneNote file. Its one of those images that I felt was worth keeping because I refer to it all the time.



  • @JaredDolich ;


    Thanks for sharing this information. 




  • @Jitendra.Vishnolia 

    One other thing I forgot to mention. And I will admit this is NOT scientific or probably even best-practice.


    If you use data integration for export like Anaplan Connect, the APIs, or one of the native connectors with one of the ETL tools, I found it helpful to first delete the file first before exporting and subsequently downloading. I had posed a similar question on this earlier in the hopes of coming up with a best practice. I do this because sometimes the export file doesn't update, especially if the view changes that is used to create the export. But I can't prove it - my tests are inconclusive. 


    So if you know what's going on, please let me know!