Set specific Time Granularity for Gantt Charts in NUX

Hi Team, I bring an easy -but yet a tad annoying-  request for you.



It seems like Gantt Charts in the NUX automatically adjust the granularity of the time "dimension" based on the dates in the cells of the source module, as shown below:



As a result, the Gantt Charts on your boards may change significantly (what is the point of showing the Year twice along the X-axis instead of showing Months under years?)  and unnoticeably (Anaplan will decide the best time granularity based on the date values in the cells, even though the change is not that big, as shown in the gif above), making your Boards look odd and not that insightful.   


Proposed Solution:

To be able to set the granularity for the Gantt Charts for the upper and lower row of the X axis. For instance:

  •  if I select Years for the Upper row, I should be able to select: Quarter, Months or Weeks for the lower Band. 
  •  if I select Months for the Upper row, I should be able to select: Weeks or Days for the lower Band. 

The blue cells below are for manual input by the Anaplan "Page Builder" and will drive the granularity of the reported time "dimension". The light blue cell will be dependant on the darker blue one, so if Month is chosen for the first one, only time periods more granular than Months are available. 




It is always nice to have control over the look and feel of your Boards, or in other words, having to relay on Anaplan's automatic arrangement for this may end up being a bit frustrating. Additionally, the Gantt Chart is a popular chart in many use cases, such Promotion Planning, Production Scheduling or Project Planning.


In my opinion, it is a great "nice to have" requirement if is not complex to implement from a technical standpoint. What do you guys think? 




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