File upload Question

drathod
Contributor

File upload Question

I am trying to upload the file with the data and headers below. But for some reason I am getting an error on the time setting. not sure what to do here or how I should be setting the dimensions of the module. 

 

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JaredDolich
Moderator

@drathod 

Yep. This is a good use case. The top issue here is the first column in your transaction file. Anaplan needs a unique identifier for each row so your choices are :

  • use that first column, (not recommended)
  • create a key from the existing columns that are there (I do recommend).
  • Create a transaction module that matches the dimensions of your spreadsheet - in this case you would need to remove the first column

Here's @rob_marshall most excellent article on loading data of this sort. Totally worth it to read and will change your Anaplan life forever!

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Best-Practices/Data-Hubs-Purpose-and-peak-performance/ta-p/48866


Jared Dolich
rob_marshall
Moderator

@drathod @JaredDolich

 

Actually, you have everything you need right there, just change the columns for months to represent the Year (along with the months).

 

Then, your module will be dimensionalized by Accounts (which you have), Time, and Versions.  Create one line item and name it Data which is where the transactional data will be loaded to.

 

Rob

rob_marshall
Moderator

@drathod 

 

Wait on what I just said above, what does BugetYear represent?

drathod
Contributor

So the budget year in this case represents fiscal year for actual and forecast for each of the different accounts. 

drathod
Contributor

and then you have the amounts across the top separated by month. 

drathod
Contributor

Thank you so much @JaredDolich and @rob_marshall !!