Clear the data for more than one period in one action button.
We have a module , need to clear data from the module based on Period selection but one more than period should be selected at one go.
One possible option is to copy zero value from a second module and select the period to clear while run time but this allows us to clear only one period in one run, so if I want to clear specific 6 month data, do I have to execute this action 6 times?
say for example, I have a check box line item where user selects only the periods which he wants to clear data and execute the action and Anaplan clears only those periods data.
If I understood you ask correctly, you can do it this way:
Create a Line item which will clear out the data for the Periods Selected and more importantly store the data for the rest of the periods.And then you import the data into original line item.
Lets say : You have a data in Module 1 Line item 1 and you want to clear out the data based on the periods selected. In this case create another Line item - Line item 2 and write a condition IF Time Boolean is checked(Module you might have already created to Check from which periods data needs to be cleared out) THEN 0 ELSE Line Item 1.
Re: Clear the data for more than one period in one action button.
Just to add, you can create a line item formatted as No Data and use this as the source for the import. This has the advantage of not taking up space, which is particularly important if you are trying to clear a large module with many line items