At present , the Admin settings panel used by model builders to create and build new lists for their modules and driving functions do not have the specific list grouping feature. Under Lists and Roll-Ups , we only have General Lists acting as the parent for all lists within the model. To create a better understanding of model structure we use the following grouping for list
Create a list called Functional Area A (Related to specific master data/business function) with no data type to just act as a grouping separator. Put relevant lists under it , move on to create the next separator and repeat. The structure looks something like
-----Master Data From Data HUB---
----Functional Area A-----
--- Reporting Metrics---
and so on.
However, because these separators are self created there is no option to collapse them like we can do for standard Functional Areas on the content section. For a model with multiple lists, its really inconvenient to view and edit lists because you cannot collapse separators.
It would be extremely beneficial to model builders if Anaplan extends the concept of Functional Areas in Contents to the settings panel allowing us to create specific Functional separators to group lists and then the groups can be collapsed while looking at/editing lists for a better and cleaner model building experience.
The content in this article has not been evaluated for all Anaplan implementations and may not be recommended for your specific situation.
Please consult your internal administrators prior to applying any of the ideas or steps in this article.