How to create an action to assign parent to item in system module

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How to create an action to assign parent to item in system module

i have a flat list and want to create a system module having the flat item list and now i want to assign parent for that list item in the system module. How to create the action to assign parent.

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Re: How to create an action to assign parent to item in system module

@saurav4ss 

 

Flat lists are called Flat Lists because they don't have parents associated with it. You need to create hierarchical lists and then use FINDITEM formula to derive the parent of your flat list

 

Or else if you want to Convert your Flat list your hierarchical list and get rid of flat list then

 

1. Load data into parent list

2. Define Parent to your flat list in anaplan

3. Import data into Flat list with clear mapping between the two

 

Hope that helps

 

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Re: How to create an action to assign parent to item in system module

Hi @saurav4ss,

 

if you assign parent to a flat list then it is not a flat list. because flat list means list without parent.

 

If i assume that you have flat list which is the concatenation of parent name and child name

for eg: Hundai - i20

            Toyato - Etios

 

Yes you can derive a parent name and child name using the list item.

 

then you can create parent list and child list from the flat list, by performing 2 import operation.

 

Let me know if you have doubt.

 

Thanks,

Sorna Raja Prabhu

Sorna Raja Prabhu
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Re: How to create an action to assign parent to item in system module

actually i have created a flat list but the list item is having parent and i am not assigning parent to the list  and want to create a system module having flat list as a dimension and a line item to assign parent.

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Re: How to create an action to assign parent to item in system module

Where is the parent of the flat list items. It has to be somewhere in the hierarchical modules or in hierarchy atleast.

 

Use FINDITEM formula in your system module to get the parent 

 

For example in my flat list i have got

A

B

C

Somewhere in the model Anaplan knows what is the parent of these list items.

 

Create one line item in your System module - formatted as List ( this list has to be your hierarchical list which stores information about the parent)

Line item 1 = FINIDITEM(Name of the list, Name(ITEM(Flat List)))

 

Create another line item

 

Line item 2 = PARENT(Line Item 1)

 

You should be able to get the output as needed

 

 

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Re: How to create an action to assign parent to item in system module

Hi @saurav4ss ,

 

You have List item which has already assigned parent.

You want to assign parent to your list item, by creating a List formatted line item.

 

What list are you going to use in this line item to assign parent?

Is there any parent hierarchy for your flat list?

 

or provide some screen shot for better understanding.

 

Thanks.

Sorna Raja Prabhu