add a button to a board and assign an action to it


hello everybody.

I am a new here. 

was assigned to a relatively easy task, but do not know how to solve it. 


to describe the case:

1) there is a working dashboard.

2) for example it has a grid and an extract button.

3) now my task is to add another extract button, to export what in the grid into a .txt file, so the managers can use this as a QLIK import.


4) I know it is possible also to connect QLIK or Power BI and ANAPLAN, but this solution is just difficult for me to be realized at this situation I have.

5) so I have chosen the easy scenario, only to add a new button to an existing dashboard and assign an action to it. 

6) what would like to add that I do not exactly understand how ANAPLAN works and need to accomplish some easy tasks like this.

7) anybody who has time and will to help.


thank you. 


Best Answers

  • chaualexan

    Hi Martin,


    Since I have never connected Qlik or Power BI with Anaplan, I can't help you with this solution.


    However I will tell you how to solve this with your easy scenario :


    1) First of all you need to create the Export action. Go into your model, and click on Data -> Export 


    Capture d’écran 2020-09-24 à 11.21.17.png


    2) Then you choose the format that you want (txt) and tick the "Save Export Definition" to save your export action, with the name you wantCapture d’écran 2020-09-24 à 11.45.45.png

     3) Next you go to your UX Page, Edit it :


    Capture d’écran 2020-09-24 à 11.25.44.png

    4) Add an action button 


    Capture d’écran 2020-09-24 à 11.25.59.png

    5) Click on Configure Action and go in Actions 

    Capture d’écran 2020-09-24 à 11.27.07.png6) Click on your Export Action, and all you have left to do is adjust the size of your card and publish your new page !


    Capture d’écran 2020-09-24 à 11.27.17.png


    Hope this will help you and others !


  • Misbah
    Answer ✓



    Hope I was able to explain it to you over the call. Let me know if you have any more queries