Add ability to assign a functional area to a new module in the create a module dialogue box

It would save time to not have to always go back to the modules tab and assign a functional area if I could do it upon creating the module, which seems sensible!

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As a model builder, I would like to be able to set the Functional Area from the 'New Module' menu that appears after clicking ' + Insert Module' from the Settings area.

 

This would increase ease of keeping the model organized as it is being created, rather than having to specify Functional Area in the settings area after the fact.

 

There is plenty of room to the right of the 'Enter module name' box, and it could appear very similarly to the 'Functional Area' dropdown that appears when you select 'New Dashboard' from a View > Publish to Dashboard option. 

 

I have attached a mock up of what I think it could look like, but it could definitely appear differently.

 

Assign Functional Area in New Module Creation Menu.png

Frequent Contributor

Straight forward, simple. Great idea.

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Status changed to: Needs Community Support
Community Boss

Yes, yes, yes

 

And whilst we're at it, let's add a DISCO classification too

 

David

Frequent Contributor

@NoahJI think I raised this recently;

 

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/Add-ability-to-assign-a-functional-area-to-a-new-modu...

 

Nice mock-up and whole-heartedly agree, would make cleaning up functional areas redundant if you could do this in the first instance!

 

Callum

Community Boss

@Miran

We should combine the two requests if possible

David

Contributor

@CallumW - great minds think alike? Apologies for redundant posting, I had attempted to search for the others but looks like I was not successful. I'm all for combining the posts however that happens.

Community Manager

Hi @CallumW@DavidSmith@NoahJ,

 

We've gone ahead and merged the ideas.

 

Best,

Miran

Frequent Contributor

@NoahJ- not a problem, I'm glad to see someone else had the same idea! Hopefully we get to see this change implemented soon.

 

@DavidSmith- thanks for the merge shout-out!

 

Certified Master Anaplanner

Yes please!!! Designating the functional area during module setup will not only save the step of having to return to the model tab, but will also simplify setup in the contents section.

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