Parent Child Mapping Error

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Parent Child Mapping Error

Hi,

I'm trying to load master data in the system but in the files which I trying to load have erroneous records like one child has multiple parents. So is there any work around in which I can identify those combinations in a staging module for error check in anaplan.

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Re: Parent Child Mapping Error

@Prashant22may1 

Depending on your data and the unique key there are a few ways to do this, but yes you could check for this before importing into the target list

a. You could create a numbered list under the parents list so the "child" is present under multiple parents

b. Create a module by this "child" list with a single line item (count) with a formula of 1

c. Create a flat list of children along with a module mapping the "child" against the list from 1a.

d. Use a sum formulae to sum the count from 1b to see how many occurrences there are

e. Filter on the count >1 for those with multiple parents to highlight the problems

 

You could also bring the transactions into a staging module and do a similar check above before importing into the target list

 

Hope that helps

David

 

 

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Re: Parent Child Mapping Error

Hi David,

 

This could be the way when this multiple parent mapping occurs at last level, but there are 7 level of hierarchy & this multiple parent record can be at any level. So can there be a work around for this.     

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Re: Parent Child Mapping Error

You will first need to create a flat list of "all" parents and ensure that the lists includes all potential parents for each level.  you should be able to create this from the file by referencing the "parent" field

 

you will then be able to bring the children in under the parent, so the child will appear under the respective parents

Then the sum I described will be able to count the occurrences

 

David