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"

 

alexpavel_0-1616775978530.png

 

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

8 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. 

DibB
New Contributor

Thank you for your inputs. The requested functionality is now available in Production. Users can schedule a Process that does not involve any step that deals with cloud integration. Model to model imports can also be performed in CloudWorks now.

Status changed to: Delivered