The Extensions Bulletin: October 2020

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 The Extensions Bulletin | October 2020


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What's New?


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Community and Events

  • We have updated our release information page above based on feedback from a survey, in particular detailing the different phases of the release as well as giving target dates (subject to changes). Overall, the feedback about our phased release approach has been very positive, with customers saying they felt their voice was heard by the development team and their issues were resolved much faster.

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Your Ideas

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  • Ideas on roadmap


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  • At Anaplan, our Engineering team who did a great job with the 3 phases of the Excel Add-in 4.0 release, by quickly resolving issues for our customers.
  • @jk1nn1ck @agandara @Manuela_Apostol who posted new suggestions on the Idea Exchange this month!



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Did You Know?

  • Between April and September 2020, we delivered 12 suggestions from the Idea Exchange, and we have 9 more ideas on our roadmap, so keep them coming - we're listening!
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End-User Tips and Tricks

  • Did you upgrade to Excel Add-in 4.0 and want to go back to 3.4? Don't worry if you have converted your workbook, you can find a back-up copy compatible with 3.4 in your file folder. Uninstall 4.0, re-install 3.4 and use this back-up file in 3.4. All smooth!

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Model Builder Corner

  • Did you upgrade to 4.1 and want to go back to 4.0? Don't worry, all files used in 4.1 are compatible with 4.0, so just uninstall 4.1, re-install 4.0 and keep going with the same file. This is the benefit of the file compatibility within a major version that we have introduced in the 4 series! For more details, refer to our governance best practices before upgrading.



What's this bulletin?
It's a monthly update about the extensions, directly coming from the development team. Watch out for the next one at the end of each 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 extensions.

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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