NEXT or Previous cell values without Time dimension

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NEXT or Previous cell values without Time dimension

Hi All,

 

Is there any function in Anaplan, which can be used to get the next cell value from first line item in a new line item.

or 2nd scenario is to ignore the prior cell values,

For example: IF SL1(List item) ignore first 1 cell, for SL2 ignore first 2 cells,SL3 ignore first 3 cells ....and so on.

 

I have done this using NEXT,PREVIOUS,OFFSET etc, but in this case I don't use time dimension.

so these functions can't be used .

 

Thanks & Regards,

Madhu

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Re: NEXT or Previous cell values without Time dimension

Hi Madhu,

 

Only way you can achieve this without Time dimension is using 'Lookup'.

In the list, used as dimension in the module you are referring, create a property formatted as the same list and create a manual mapping.

E.g:  List 

Members   Lookup Property

A                 
B                 A
C                 B
D                 C

 

Formula for your second line now will be 'Line 1[Lookup: Lookup Property]

 

Your next question should be, can't we automate this using a formula? Answer is no. Manual mapping and using lookup is the workaround.

Let me know, if i misunderstood your question.

 

Regards,

Pavan 

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Re: NEXT or Previous cell values without Time dimension

@PavanKumar ,

 

Please don't put this as a list property, but rather in a SYS Module as line item.  It will give you the same results, keeps the list clean, other model builders will be able to use it, and the process will show up in the model map.

 

Thanks,

 

Rob

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Re: NEXT or Previous cell values without Time dimension

Hi Madhu,

 

@PavanKumar  is correct there is no built-in formula for this.

 

This has been suggested on the Idea Exchange before so if it is something you would like to see in a future release you can give it some support  https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/PREVIOUSITEM-formula-which-is-like-PREVIOUS-but-refer... 

 

Thanks,

 

Aaron