Today() Function

I'm wondering why in Anaplan we can only have to input current period in Time. 

 

As we're using Anaplan as Supply Chain planification tools and we work really at planning on days level. 

 

So it's necessary for us to determine "today"'s date. 

 

The solution we use now is to launch an automatic import and update the "Today" item.

 

It might be much more convenient if we can have a formular Today() like in Excel to know automatically the current date. 

 

I suppose the difficulty might be the different time zones so it might be even nicer to have an option to choose the time zone in the formular like this today(Time_Zone). 

 

Thank you, 

 

Best regards

 

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  • I'd like the 'Today' function and I'd also like to be able to use it as a date stamp (so I don't want it to update once it has generated), e.g. so I can see when User A submitted their plan as part of the workflow.

    I'm happy to be shown how this might already be possible by the way!

  • Anaplan has timestamps built into the history, we should be able to pull in the date and time for UTC!

  • I support this idea ! I don't understand why the timestamp from the history is not retrievable with a formula in a line item. 

    It would be very usefull to time stamp entries in an input form for example. 

  • Another vote for this functionality

  • Another vote for this!

  • Another vote for this , It is really valuable to have in some UX Dashboards some time stamps of actions. 

  • Hi Product team, I understand and respect that other solution dependencies impacted the timing of developing this. I know you will address this when it is possible to do so. Yes, there are work-arounds to this requirement but when customers have many models these work arounds often involve numerous integrations and can be onerous. Thank you for keeping this requirement at top-of-mind.

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