CloudWorks - Possiblity to launch processes without being necessary to choose Datasource or Target

CloudWorks - Possiblity to launch processes without being necessary to choose Datasource or Target

As Model Builder/ Data Integration specialist I would like to be allowed to create a Process in CloudWorks even it is not chosen a Datasource or Target. 

CloudWorks could be very useful tool to schedule data integrations between Anaplan models. 

 

Currently, this is not allowed and it is received the error: "Connection and Data source/Target should be specified for at least one Process step"

 

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CloudWorks could be a very important tool in the Connected Planning integration architecture if it would allow the launch of a process when is not involved any outside Anaplan datasource ( like Amazon S3). 

 

Why not be able to use CloudWorks in order to schedule a data exchange between a Data Hub model and its downstream models? 

What do you think?

 

Thanks

Alex

7 Comments
david.savarin
Frequent Contributor

Indeed.

Having a way to trigger anaplan imports without user intervention would make a step further for connected planning

PhilippErkinger
Certified Master Anaplanner

❤️

PhilippErkinger
Certified Master Anaplanner

It says in the last release notes that this is delivered? How? Am I missing something.

 

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Releases/March-2021-Releases-and-April-Sneak-Peak/ba-p/104378

 

alexpavel
Certified Master Anaplanner

Haha..indeed very strange. The only thing delivered, as far as I know, is the possibility to launch a process...but it is mandatory that the process has a Source or Target from Amazon S3.

 

alexpavel
Certified Master Anaplanner

@MelanieM  could you please exclude this idea from "delivered ideas" in March?

 

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Releases/March-2021-Releases-and-April-Sneak-Peak/ba-p/104378

 

It is still NOT possible to create a process in CloudWorks without being mandatory to use as Source or Target an Amazon S3 file. 

It would be great if it would be possible... but, currently is not. 😞

 

@PhilippErkinger  Thanks for pointing this out. 

 

Thanks

Alex

 

PhilippErkinger
Certified Master Anaplanner

Or deliver it. That's also OK. 😎

Sheethal
Certified Master Anaplanner

This is a good idea. In addition to triggering Anaplan to Anaplan import processes, there can be option to schedule automated triggers for Actions like Order List, Delete from List, etc.