Can we create alias names in anaplan?

Lakshman1997
New Contributor

Can we create alias names in anaplan?

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

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eije.wiersema
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.

 

usman.zia
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 - https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/Alias-Names-for-Time-Versions-Modules-Line-Items-and-...

 

Thanks,

Usman