The Extensions Bulletin: June 2020

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 The Extensions Bulletin | June 2020


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What's New?

  • We have simplified the terminology we use for Anaplan Add-ins and Add-ons. In order to provide complete clarity about these products, “Extensions” now represents the product family for the individual Anaplan Add-ons and Add-ins. This blog breaks down the new naming details and best practices.
  • Find blog posts about all your favourite topics in the same place as we moved our extensions blog posts (apart from the bulletins) to the main blog section of the Community.
  • We are planning to release the next version 4.0 of our Excel Add-in in August*. Subscribe to the monthly blog post and feature notifications to get notified by email when new features are officially announced.

* Disclaimer: Please note: The information here is subject to change right up to release go-live time. This post is not a commitment to provide any features by a certain time frame and enhancements to the product may change before release.


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  • Thank you to @Alessio_Pagliano@Nitika@MikeMonRe@Neil_Doyle@NB and all the others who gave their feedback about prototypes we are working on. Your input has been very valuable and has largely contributed to great changes to the functionalities.



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Did You Know?

  • The family name "Extensions" have been chosen following a poll in our feedback group. A good example of how you can contribute to making our products better and how we listen to your feedback.
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End-User Tips and Tricks

  • You can insert rows and columns in your spreadsheet to customise it and add ad-hoc calculations or comments. Learn more in this user guide.

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Model Builder Corner

  • Clone a connection:
    • When you copy and paste or copy a worksheet with the standard Excel functionality, the Anaplan connection is not conserved. Instead, you can use “clone a connection”.
    • To clone a connection to a separate workbook, follow these steps:
      • Once you have created workbook 1, save the file 1
      • Take a copy of the file 1: this is now your file 2 and it is connected to Anaplan.
      • Delete the unnecessary connections from files 1 and 2.

Read more about our Excel add-in best practices.




What is this bulletin?

It's a monthly update about the add-ons for third-party products, directly coming from the development team. You can subscribe on this page to be notified by email when the next bulletin is out at the end of every month.

How does it differ from the monthly release post?

Contrary to the release information which covers all the Anaplan products, we focus on the add-ons for third-party products.

Why should I care? How does it impact me?

If you are one of our 1,000+ users of the products, then you might want to read our bulletins as well to be on top of everything that's going on. If you are a Master Anaplanner or on the path to become one, you should definitely be interested in learning this information too.

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