Copy and Archive Model

AvnishGoel
Occasional Contributor

Copy and Archive Model

Team - Currently working on FP&A model and one of the tasks was to copy and archive the model. I was wondering what typical scenarios drive the need for copying and archiving the model on frequent basis. Per my understanding the only need is to have a space limitation. 

I will appreciate some practical examples.

Avnish Goel
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JaredDolich
Moderator

@AvnishGoel 

Great question. One that I ask myself a lot, so thank you for bringing this up.

Some ideas:

  • Sometimes there are some regulatory requirements. While the data is no longer needed for planning, it might be needed for internal/external auditing.
  • As you mentioned, archiving is done to conserve space. 

My question is whether there is a limit to how much you can archive. Doesn't appear to be one.


Jared Dolich
AashcaJ
Contributor

@JaredDolich

 

In my experience, I haven't seen a limit on how many or how much you can archive. As I mentioned in my previous comment, we archive our Models almost on a daily basis including Data Hub.

 

However, that being said, one thing to keep in mind is that if your archived model# grows over 5000, then you might run into interface connectivity issues depending on what you are using with regards to integration.

JaredDolich
Moderator

@AashcaJ 

This is why I love the Community Site. I learn something new every day. Thank you!


Jared Dolich
AashcaJ
Contributor

A couple of things that I have observed with "Copy and Archive" feature in Anaplan:

 

1. If someone accidentally deletes a model, then you can always recover it from the archived model.

2. If there are some data related issues, where some data was either wrongfully overwritten or deleted, instead of reversing the model to the previous state/process id (which may lead to multiple people having to re-do their work if a ton of activities took place after the deletion/overwriting of the data), you can always used the data from the archived model.

 

We perform a daily backup by coping and archiving all the models, especially during the month end/period close timeframe.

AmyX
Contributor

Hi Aashca,

Do you copy and archive all models manually or via some automations?

Thank you!
Amy
ryan_kohn
Certified Master Anaplanner

@AmyX Note that Anaplan does not have the capability to automate the Copy & Archive function.

AmyX
Contributor

Hi Ryan, yes I know. That's why I was wondering how Aashca does it.
Misbah
Moderator

@AmyX 

 

Transactional APIs should be the way to go but as of today Anaplan Transactional APIs do not support this. Is it on the roadmap @chanaveer_k 

 

Thanks,

Misbah

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AashcaJ
Contributor

Hi @AmyX 

 

My team used to copy and archive models manually. I am not sure if there is a way to run a python script that would automate this process.