Can we create alias names in anaplan?

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Can we create alias names in anaplan?

Can we create alias name for time,versions dimensions in Anaplan? 

Frequent Contributor

Hello Lakshman1997,


It is not possible to generate alias on system lists like Period and Version.

Only on normal lists you can work with a code and a name, but by default the name is shown in dashboards.


A possible workaround could be to create an aliasmodule in which you have the time and a line item called alias. This lineitem you then can reference in a module to show the different name. 

On columns you can then hide the 'real' name with column with. HOwever this does not work in the rows. So it's not a perfect workaround.


Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Hi @Lakshman1997 


As @eije.wiersema says it is not currently possible without some workarounds.


However this would be a great idea for Anaplan to incorporate within the model settings and allow users to change them! 

So i've suggested it here -