Easily see whether a list or module is used in an Action.

Easily see whether a list or module is used in an Action.

As a model builder, I want to see whether a module or list is referenced by, or used in, an Action. 

 

For example, in "General Lists", we can see whether a list is referenced in a module's "Applies To", as a Format, or in a Formula. But we can't easily see, for example, whether the list is used in a Saved Export. The same idea applies to the Modules menu - we can't see which actions use the modules.

 

The solution could be as simple as a "Used in Actions" column in the Modules menu and General Lists, that lists all of the actions using the module or list.

 

Today, the way we're handling this is to export the various tabs in the Actions menu and then review in Excel. This is tedious and - when working on a break-fix - too time-consuming. 

 

 

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6 Comments
Community Manager
 
Status changed to: Needs Community Support
Certified Master Anaplanner

Not sure if this has already been asked, but this is something that I have wanted for a while as well. This would greatly help in determining whether or not orphan module/lists/line items can safely be deleted without impacting any model processes.

Certified Master Anaplanner

Import actions can also be triggered from another model. Insight in this would be good as well. Especially for a data hub clean up.

 

Certified Master Anaplanner

For a module it would be nice it is specified on a line item level.

Community Boss

Good idea. As well, a greater improvement is what @Guido.kaandorp suggests, not only local actions, but also the actions triggered by other models. 

Community Manager
 
Status changed to: Under Investigation