Users List in a deployed mode

einas.ibrahim
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Users List in a deployed mode

Hello everyone,

This issue was brought to my attention by a colleague. A model in a deployed mode allows us to add users one by one, but it doesn't allow us to "import" a file into the user's list.
This is the message we get

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It is understandable that we can't alter lists that have not been designated as Production Lists because this constitutes a structural change.
User Lists is a special list. but I'd assume if we have to categorize it as a structural list or not it'll fall in the not structural list camp, because users should be able to alter this list (add/remove/edit) users during the lifetime of the model.

Does anyone know why we can't import a User's List into a deployed model while we can add users individually?

Thanks

Einas
"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"
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jasonblinn
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Re: Users List in a deployed mode

@einas.ibrahim 

 

I believe that the reason that Anaplan is blocking you, in this case, is it is trying to create a new import and Data source which are both structural, as opposed to blocking you for editing the user list.

 

I have done this in the past and the workaround (yes, it is tedious!) is that you create the import in DEV, then I always set both the data source and import to production data sources and Production Imports, run a sync to PROD, and then you have to load the file into prod through the import data source, and can then run the import. 

 

Hope this helps!
Jason

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rob_marshall
Moderator

Re: Users List in a deployed mode

@einas.ibrahim 

 

Quick question, when you sync'd the Prod model to Dev, in Dev, did you have a file or source as a placeholder in order to load the users to Production?

 

Rob

 

einas.ibrahim
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Re: Users List in a deployed mode

Hello @rob_marshall 

I believe Dev had a list of users (added the old fashion way) then it was synched to production. So no, there were no list placeholders. 

Einas
"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"
jasonblinn
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Re: Users List in a deployed mode

@einas.ibrahim 

 

I believe that the reason that Anaplan is blocking you, in this case, is it is trying to create a new import and Data source which are both structural, as opposed to blocking you for editing the user list.

 

I have done this in the past and the workaround (yes, it is tedious!) is that you create the import in DEV, then I always set both the data source and import to production data sources and Production Imports, run a sync to PROD, and then you have to load the file into prod through the import data source, and can then run the import. 

 

Hope this helps!
Jason

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einas.ibrahim
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Re: Users List in a deployed mode

Thanks @jasonblinn 

Sounds like it should work
I'll share this information with my colleague and I'll let you know how it pans out.

Einas
"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"
einas.ibrahim
Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Re: Users List in a deployed mode

Thanks @jasonblinn 👌

Einas
"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"