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Lists - duplicate childs for each list members

Hi, 

I'm working on a financial forecast model where sales is presented through 18 markets (Countries) to the 5 Products. So for example:

* Product 1

         - Country 1

                 |

         - Country 18

* Product 2

         - Country 1

                 |

         - Country 18

* etc.

 

I have made several lists with: Total Company (L1) -> Products (L2) -> Markets (L3).

Is it possible to make this hierarchy in the lists, where the (18) countries are the same, for each of the 5 products?

 

If not, what is the best practice to work around this problem and to be able to store the data on a Country/Market level for each product?

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Re: Lists - duplicate childs for each list members

@thbijkerk

If all 18 markets are applicable to all Products, it would be better to have Markets as a separate dimension and not part of the hierarchy, so I would create a "flat" Markets list without any parents

Now, if only certain markets "belong" to each product, then you can use the numbered list concept to create a "Markets" under each product as appropriate.  You can then map those back to the flat list of Markets if needed

 

More information on Numbered lists can be found here:

https://help.anaplan.com/anapedia/Content/Modeling/Build%20Models/Lists_and_Roll-ups/Numbered_Lists/...

 

 

I hope this helps

David