import duplicate list item

Saurabhkumarkunwar
Occasional Contributor

import duplicate list item

how can i import duplicate  data from excel to list : remember there is no parent or code with in excel i only want to import main channel please check screenshot

 

THANKS in advance

 

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anand.shekhawat
Valued Contributor

@Saurabhkumarkunwar 

You cannot load duplicate data into a list unless and until that list is marked as a numbered list. If your data has duplicate list members/items I would advice you to use the numbered list.

 

~Anand

Saurabhkumarkunwar
Occasional Contributor

@anand.shekhawat  i have used numbered list and get this error

 

please help...

check both screenshot

anand.shekhawat
Valued Contributor

@Saurabhkumarkunwar 

Could you please show me the mapping that you have done.

 

~Anand

Saurabhkumarkunwar
Occasional Contributor

@anand.shekhawat  this is my mapping

rob_marshall
Moderator

@Saurabhkumarkunwar 

 

Before you start going down the path of a numbered list and since you don't have a code, how many unique values do you have in the first column?  That should be a flat list (no hierarchy).  Same thing with the LOB (2nd column).

 

Then, create a module dimenisonalized by Time as well as those two new lists (1st column and 2nd column) and import the transactional data into that module.

 

Take a look at this for more information on loading data:

 

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Best-Practices/Data-Hubs-Purpose-and-Peak-Performance/ta-p/48866

 

Rob

Saurabhkumarkunwar
Occasional Contributor

@anand.shekhawat  here is my mapping 

Shrankhla
Certified Master Anaplanner

Hey @Saurabhkumarkunwar 

 

I would suggest to please consider the solution provided by @rob_marshall first if the Main Channel & LOB are going to remain constant.

 

However, if in your case, the new LOBs or Channels are being created on ad hoc basis then as you have done so far:

1. Create a numbered list, just like you've done already.

2. Create a list property "LOB".

3. Map this new LOB list property with the LOB column from your csv while importing data.

3. In you import definition, select "Combination of Properties" as items uniquely identified by.

 

Attaching your import screenshot with my comments for your reference.

 

Thanks,

Shrankhla

rob_marshall
Moderator

@Shrankhla 

 

While combination of properties can work, you should try to avoid using this feature as much as possible as it will require you to load all metadata and transactional data via the use of properties as there will not be a true code defined.  Additionally, it adds longer load times because the system will have to "figure" out the uniqueness of each row when inserting a new member.

 

A couple of Planual rules to remember:

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Chapter-1/1-05-02-Always-use-a-code/ta-p/71177

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Chapter-1/1-05-03-Avoid-using-List-Properties/ta-p/71178

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Chapter-1/1-05-04-Numbered-List-should-always-have-a-code/ta-p/7117...

 

Hope this helps,

 

Rob

 

Thanks,

 

Rob