Importing Hiearchies

motorwaygn
New Contributor

Importing Hiearchies

Hi,

 

I'm trying to import our company structure, the structure is made up of Department > Division > Cost Centre > Budget

 

Some items in the Division list have the same name as their parent and are being rejected e.g. Marketing > Marketing > Brand > Brand Budget

 

Does anyone know how to resolve this?

 

Thanks

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einas.ibrahim
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Hello @motorwaygn 

That is the normal behavior, by creating a numbered list you are giving Anaplan the "right" to name your list so it can ensure the uniqueness of the names.
However, you still can choose to display a different text for the name.   
1. Create a property in the list and call it anything but we usually call it "Display Name"

2. In the General List page, locate your Numbered list and scroll to the right until you find the column titled "Display Name Property"

3. Choose the property you created 

 

Now whatever name you will import into the Display Name property of the list will become the name you see.

Einas
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ManjunathKN
Super Contributor

Hi @motorwaygn 

I prefer to have a suffix or prefix to repetitive items to make it unique and then import it. 

But if that is not possible to maintain, you can create a numbered list and try to import have the hierarchy. But creating numbered list means you are already eliminating "Name" of list item. so you should unify the list by code. you should have a display name as replacement for "Name" of that list.

Thanks,
Manjunath

motorwaygn
New Contributor

Hi @ManjunathKN 

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

When I convert the Division to a numbered list the Anaplan unique identifiers are displayed in my hierarchy rather than the actual Division name, do you know why this would be?

 

Thanks

ManjunathKN
Super Contributor

@motorwaygn 

What is the property of that numbered list, have you kept the actual division name as display name of numbered list.?

Thanks,
Manjunath

einas.ibrahim
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Hello @motorwaygn 

That is the normal behavior, by creating a numbered list you are giving Anaplan the "right" to name your list so it can ensure the uniqueness of the names.
However, you still can choose to display a different text for the name.   
1. Create a property in the list and call it anything but we usually call it "Display Name"

2. In the General List page, locate your Numbered list and scroll to the right until you find the column titled "Display Name Property"

3. Choose the property you created 

 

Now whatever name you will import into the Display Name property of the list will become the name you see.

Einas
"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"

Dear community members
Consider posting your question as a new topic and not in the thread of another topic/question. This help other community members to easily find the answer they looking for and doesn't cause the original thread to be so cluttered that we can't find what we are looking for