Level 1 Model Building Exam - Model Building Activity 6
I have been trying to work through Model Building Activity level 6 and cannot seem to understand why my lookup formula is off. I am trying to add a formula to REP04 that shows Total Salary expenses by Region and Role. The formula I am using is 'EMP02 Employee Expenses'.Salary[Lookup: 'SYS08 Employee Details'.Region, Lookup:'SYS08 Employee Details'.Role] but it receives an error.
How I understand it is that 'REP04 Employee Expense Summary'.Salary is my target and 'EMP02 Employee Espenses'.Salary' is my source module. Because EMP02 does not contain Region and Role I need a mapping module/s to achieve my goal. I am trying to use 'SYS08 Employee Details'.Region and 'SYS08 Employee Details'.Role for mapping but receive an error. What am I missing? Do I need to be using a different module? If more details are needed please let me know. Thanks for any help!
Error message: Format of mapping used for lookup doesn't match any dimension of the source
Helpful reference post I believe is relevant: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Academy-Training/Altering-Line-Item-Formula-with-lookup/m-p/88856#M2524
Oh, so, so close. You used LOOKUP. Try using SUM instead. Your logic is flawless. Just the wrong function. You got this!
'EMP02 Employee Expenses'.Salary[SUM: 'SYS08 Employee Details'.Region, SUM: 'SYS08 Employee Details'.Role]4
Thank you so much! I tried using SUM twice but must have had some kind of typo. It is working now. I appreciate the help and encouragement!
For those referencing the post in the future. My end working formula is below:
'EMP02 Employee Expenses'.Salary[SUM: 'SYS08 Employee Details'.Region, SUM: 'SYS08 Employee Details'.Role]7
I have set up formula for Salary without having a problem. But I am facing with the problem with finding correct formula for other line items in this model like "Bonus", "Car Costs", Phone Costs" and "Medical Benefit".
Lookup function does not work in this module because of dimensions mismatch. But SUM function does not work also.
Any hint for this please?0
have you got answer for the formula to sum up Bonus? I run into the same issue as you have.0
I solved this problem by considering the differency between dimensions. You should pull data from another module and convert it by correct mapping considering the dimensions.
Target module's dimensions:
E2 Employees#: Active?
Source module's dimensions:
So, you should take the first 2 dimensions of source module into account for mapping.
I hope this helps.1
I am struggling with Activity 6 despite following some of the suggestions on the thread. Please can someone suggest a hint as to a way out.
Here is the error i am seeing when i create my formula:
Below is the Blueprint view on my REP04, EMP02 and SYS08
Role item probably not listed correctly
To solve this problem
1. Go to SUM: SYS08 Employee Details
2. Look at the format of "Role "
3.Make the changes as below
Good luck to whoever may need this explanation!0
When I use my SUM formula I am getting blank values.
Also I do not see any data in sys08.region and sys08.role. its blank. how to get the data here. I have formatted them as list G1 region and E3 role.0
One of your main issues on this is that the range of the sum has a value in SYS008 that is not a list or a date. I would make sure that you are ordering your line items properly or properly referencing the correct format for any information in that range in blueprint view!0
@NoahBG tried using your SUM Logic but the answers are incorrect, the formula is getting validated but both answers got wrong0
The formlas requires the SUM function and not LOOKUP. Please explore Anapedia about the techical details around the SUM function.
I would also explore the line items in the SYS08 module to check the formatting of the items you are summing:
If required check the general lists assoicated with these line items. Does you role list have a top level of All Roles?
Is your EMP02 module updated correctly to reference data in the EMP03 module: e.g.
Try working backwards from you issue to see if the dependecies are correct. If not you will have to amend them. This will then work.
Hi, I'm also getting blank values. Did you ever figure this out? Thanks!0
As a few replies here have posted my issue was using the LOOKUP function when I should have been using the SUM function. You can see the response I marked as the answer here: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Academy-Training/Level-1-Model-Building-Exam-Model-Building-Activity-6/m-p/114835#M3234
If this does not resolve you problem other responses lead me to believe there is likely a formatting issue with your data due to pulling from an incorrect module or incorrect mapping. Best of luck and you got this!0