Community Says: Formula Debugging

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Community Says is a new ongoing series spotlighting some of the insights, advice, and information posted by our Community members.

This week, we're spotlighting Partner, Master Anaplanner, and Community Super Contributor PaulRitner of Accelytics!

In a recent forum conversation about debugging formulas (specifically, how to know what's happening in a formula), he wrote:

Often I'll paste the formula into a text editor...add carriage returns to make the reading of the formula easier, and then test pieces of it separately...

If I have time on the project, I'll go back and rethink very long formulas with a focus on simplification.

...there's almost always a simpler way in Anaplan; we just have to find it.

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