How do exports impact platform performance?

Each time a user runs an import or an export it affects platform performance, as they will block all other users of the model from performing any tasks while the import or export runs. This creates what is called a toaster message: basically a blue box at the top of the Anaplan screen that indicates to every connected user that the platform is processing an action.

toaster.pngAny person who frequently exports out of Anaplan will likely become very unpopular among the users of the model, especially if exports last more than a few seconds. Users who are not workspace administrators can:

  • Export data out of a module within a dashboard
  • Run an import prepared by an administrator
  • Run a process that an administrator has prepared.
    • The process can combine a number of imports and exports
The content in this article has not been evaluated for all Anaplan implementations and may not be recommended for your specific situation.
Please consult your internal administrators prior to applying any of the ideas or steps in this article.