New UX with ALM

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New UX with ALM

Hi,

In ALM, we can easily copy the models and change the mode of one model to Deployed Mode. We can use "Compare & Sync" to sync the structural changes to the Production Model from Development model. Is there a way to do the same for the apps that we create in new UX wherein if we develop apps and pages from a model and if we copy the model and change to deployed mode then its corresponding apps may create a duplicate instance of the same w.r.t the deployed model ??

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Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Re: New UX with ALM

Hi @prash248 

 

I was acutally discussing this with a colleague recently. 

 

Currently there is no specific ALM capability in the new UX.

 

However it would be possible to have some form of ALM on specific changes in the New UX such as saved views or formulas.

 

The app needs to be created from the production model and then when the formula or saved view changes and this is deployed to the prod the app will then update as it uses the saved view.

 

If the dev model is used to build the app then this will not work.

 

Other than this there currently is no 'real' specific ALM capability for the New UX.

 

I hope this helps,

 

Thanks,

 

Usman

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Re: New UX with ALM

HI Usman,

Thanx for your reply.

Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Re: New UX with ALM

Hi @prash248 

What you could also do is create an app off the Dev model, then once it's sync'd to Test / Prod do "duplicate app" relinking the pages to the appropriate model.

Not 100% ALM but does mean you're creating off the Dev model and then moving it to Test/Prod once completed.

I've not tried it and so can't give any guarantees and could be slightly fiddly. Wonder if @LeighRomeo might be able to help here?

Best of luck

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Re: New UX with ALM

Andrew,

 

I tested this copy approach yesterday and it sort of works, in that you can copy your dev pages and then repoint the models. There were some minor issues though:

1. It is a pain to repoint every page and board in large apps (which says to me keep your apps smaller)

2. The repointing action leaves the risk that one board or page may be missed.

3. Create buttons and configured cards needed to be re-configured after the copy action, they didn't seem to retain their original settings.

 

ALM like functionality for the new UX is needed to ensure we retain the level of control that has been provided with ALM in the models, really.