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Numbered Lists renumbering

Hello,

Is there a way to reset the number generated in a numbered list?

Also, is there a way that we can sort a list in alphabetical order after import?

 

Thank you!

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Re: Numbered Lists renumbering

Hi Sarah,

 

Yes, with the new release on 13th April, the Workspace Admins have a provision to reset the numbered list index if it is between 899,999,999 and 999,999,99. PFB the screenshot showing the same options

 

 

The options to reset gets enabled when the count in the list reaches 899,999,999

 

Thanks 

Akhil

Community Boss

Re: Numbered Lists renumbering

Can I ask why do you need to reset the list?

You shouldn't be referencing the code directly in a formula

 

In terms of sorting on a list, this has been requested a number of times

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/Sorting-items-by-code-or-name-in-number-lists/idi-p/3...

 

But it is worth voting for it again!

David

Occasional Contributor

Re: Numbered Lists renumbering

To physically sort list members, you need to destroy the list (delete all members) and reload the members sorted. If this list is not used in too many line items that contain stored data, you can create a process that include the following (assume that the list that you want to sort is called LIST_A):

 

1. Copy all members of LIST_A to another temporary list (call it tmpLIST_A). Create a module dimensioned by tmpLIST_A (call it tmpMODULE_A). The line items in the module should include at least the name, code, parent name, and parent code of the list members. All other property values should also be included in this module.

 

2. Copy parent-child information (name, code, parent name, parent code) of the list along with other properties to tmpMODULE_A. In tmpMODULE_A, create a view that shows all line items sorted by the member list name (call this view vwSortedView).

 

3. Copy the contents of all line items (dimensioned by tmpLIST_A) to temporary modules.

 

4. Delete all members of LIST_A.

 

5. Import vwSortedView back to LIST_A

 

6. Import back the line items that contain data. This are the line items that are backed up in Step-3.

 

7. Finally, delete all members in tmpLIST_A so that it is ready for the next sort.

 

All of the above actions can be place in a single process so that the admin can just run the process to sort the list.

 

I hope it helps.