Multiple Line Item Context Selectors

ChrisHeathcote
Community Boss

Multiple Line Item Context Selectors

Hi All, 

When there are multiple line item context selectors on a page from different cards/grids I do not seem to be able to filter the line item selection. 

This is due to the fact that in the settings wheel of the page for the line items context selector not all line items are visible. 

I cant seem to seem any real logic as to what line items are displayed at any one time as on one attempt it will allow me to see items from one card and on another attempt line items from a different card.

When I attempt to filter the line item context selector I end up excluding line items from the cards not included in that particular selection.

Am I missing something? There seems to be a major oversight on the behalf of the product team which developed the new UX.

Please enlighten me!

Thanks, 

Chris 

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filip.sypniewski
Community Boss

Re: Multiple Line Item Context Selectors

Hi @ChrisHeathcote,

I can only confirm what you encountered. I posted on Idea Exchange in June and described similar issue. 

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/NUX-Selection-on-Line-Items-as-Context-Selectors/idi-...

 

nathan_rudman
Community Boss

Re: Multiple Line Item Context Selectors

wahou... I was lucky enough not to encounter this in my projects but yes this is a major issue.


Nathan Rudman, Anaplan Model Builder
Ingilavicus
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Multiple Line Item Context Selectors

Hi @ChrisHeathcote ,

 

Indeed the multiple modules with line items as context selectors are messy on one page.

 

What I tend to do is to prepare a saved view with the unnecessary  LI's hidden, and when publishing to a page turn off the Line Items: Syc with page option. It is not as fast or nice as creating the grid in NUX, you also lose the nicer formatting features, but at least the selections make sense. And the other grids don't change the selected items when going through the items of a different grid. Seems to be more stable this way. 

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Andris

ChrisHeathcote
Community Boss

Re: Multiple Line Item Context Selectors

@Ingilavicus 

Your suggestion would seem to be the best current solution. 

ChrisHeathcote
Community Boss

Re: Multiple Line Item Context Selectors

AN UPDATE

@filip.sypniewski @nathan_rudman @Ingilavicus 

 

I have discovered that if you enter and re-enter the board designer the line items settings wheel will switch between the different cards that are present on the board.

This then allows for show/hide of line items across multiple cards.

However, the board context selector will only show the line items from the most recent card that cycled through the designer view and they do not seem to follow any logical pattern. You could be entering and re-entering board designer multiple times before it cycles back to the line items from the chosen card. 

 

A workable solution for now but there needs to be the option of being able to select which card the settings relate to and to allow the user to access all line items from the board context selector. 

I have raised this in idea exchange.