A+ for Anaplan (Model Builder Edition)

A+ for Anaplan (Model Builder Edition)

A+ for Anaplan (Model Builder Edition) is an add-on for Chrome that has quite a few nice features: Link 

 

Unfortunately due to the sensitivity of the data that I and other companies/users work with, I am unable to utilize this add-on due to the required permissions.


I would love to see these features brought in-house, if possible, and quite a few other requests/ideas that have been submitted actually have been solved via this tool.

28 Comments
JaredDolich
Moderator

@obriegr - this looks amazing - probably worth it to itemize all the features as individual ideas. There's 10-12 really cool things this add-on does.

Just curious, when you say you don't have permissions is it because you can't add Chrome add-ons? 

Also, do you know if all Anaplan users must have this add-on in order to see the changes you made, or is this just for modelers browser and does not affect other users?

obriegr
Certified Master Anaplanner

@JaredDolich Security reasons, if an add-on can read data from my browser I am not allowed to add it without it being vetted by our security teams.

As for the non-model builder vs the model builder version, I did not look at the differences or if they need to work, with all of the features.


Miran
Super Contributor
 
Status changed to: Your support is needed
jon
Contributor
Contributor

@obriegr good to know on the security component. I figured that might be an issue. 

 

I would say the syntax highlighter, formula indentation and function helper should be at the top of the list for features to add. These would be a huge benefit for model builders. 

helennie
Frequent Contributor

@JaredDolich the features are only for your own browser. It does not affect other users unless they also install the add-on.

CallumW
Regular Contributor
obriegr
Certified Master Anaplanner

@CallumW 

Thank you! All Kudos'd

wquan
Certified Master Anaplanner

I remember in a Melbourne meetup that was done around Oct/Nov last year they may have shown an enhanced view for model builders that they're working on? Can anyone here shed any light whether this is true or if it's just my bad memory?

Gwen.pryor
Regular Contributor
 
Status changed to: Under Investigation
rita.vieira
New Contributor

This idea is a need!

The current Anaplan Model Builder edition is very painful especially when you need to manage complex formulas . All codes are mixed up and not understandable. 
-> Each time, we have to copy and paste into a word then restructure it manually in order to understand the full logic.
-> This is very time consuming with a high risk of errors. 
-> It becomes almost not manageable considering that we have thousands of such formulas in our solution.

It's a shame that the solution is provided by an external provided and not my Anaplan as it should be.

I fully support this idea.

GeorgeDuckett
Regular Contributor

FYI I've created a chrome extension that adds this and many other features. I've got a post about it here: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Anaplan-Platform/Better-Formula-Editor-for-Anaplan-A-new-Chrome-Ext...

younes.youssi
New Contributor

Hello ,

 

I can't download the A+ for Anaplan (Model Builder Edition). When I click on the link to download it I get this screen:

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please help me I need this extension for my work,

 

Best Regards,

GeorgeDuckett
Regular Contributor

Hi @younes.youssi Not sure why that extension has been taken down, but I've been working on and recently released an extension that helps with formula editing. It works best in the new modelling experience:

Re: Better Formula Editor for Anaplan; A new Chrome extension

younes.youssi
New Contributor

Hi @George ok i will try it. i was working only on the old version.

Thank you 

Maarten Verhaart
Occasional Contributor

Hi @GeorgeDuckett ,

 

Great extension! The thing I am missing from the "A+ For Anaplan" extension is the  break-up' of the "if - then - else" statements. Are you considering this to implement in your extension?

 

Cheers Maarten

GeorgeDuckett
Regular Contributor

Hi @Maarten Verhaart,

This extension does have formatting, although not automatic (as you're typing). You can right click then choose the Format option, or use the shortcut Shift-Alt-F.

younes.youssi
New Contributor

hI @GeorgeDuckett 

 

can you please show us with some screen shot how you can change format ?

 

Thank you

GeorgeDuckett
Regular Contributor

@younes.youssi , @Maarten Verhaart 

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It's in the right-click menu (when you're editing a formula).

younes.youssi
New Contributor

@GeorgeDuckett thank you 

Maarten Verhaart
Occasional Contributor

@GeorgeDuckett That option is not my menu, so I think somehow your extension is not activated (while I granted the rights)

 

After downloading and granting rights, what do we need to do, restarting browser perhaps?

GeorgeDuckett
Regular Contributor

@Maarten Verhaart Close or refresh any anaplan windows you have open. Restarting the browser would do it too.

Maarten Verhaart
Occasional Contributor

Thanks for the help @GeorgeDuckett - unfortunately, I don't get it activated so far. not sure what I am doing wrong (closing and refreshing are not helping)

GeorgeDuckett
Regular Contributor

@Maarten Verhaart Hmm, not really sure at this point. Are you using the new modelling experience? Do any of the other extension enhancements work (code completion is probably easiest to check, just start a new formula and type something like "CODE(" it should help you autocomplete that)?

Maarten Verhaart
Occasional Contributor

None of the other extension enhancements work - so I think it is something about getting the extension to work at all 😉 - I will have a look at it again tomorrow - I'll keep you posted!

 

Thanks so far!

Maarten Verhaart
Occasional Contributor

@GeorgeDuckett it works! I used the "new model experience" via "try" button. I did make the switch now and it works. Thanks for creating the extension!!

GeorgeDuckett
Regular Contributor

@Maarten Verhaart Glad it's now working for you.

NachoCuevas
Contributor

Hello Anaplan Community!

 

I'm trying to download A + for Anaplan extension, but the links are not working properly.

 

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Is there someone who has a valid download link or already has the extension installed and can compress it and send it to me? Thanks in advance Community!!!

 

#A+forAnaplan #extension

 

 

GeorgeDuckett
Regular Contributor

Hi @NachoCuevas I don't have the A+ extension, but I have developed a similar extension for the new model building experience. It has code completion and quite a lot more. I've made a post about it here: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Anaplan-Platform/Better-Formula-Editor-for-Anaplan-A-new-Chrome-Fir...