Import: add "Ignore All Unmapped" option with manual mapping

currently w/ manual importing Match or Ignore are the only options for assign/ignore an item. It would be huge time-saving for Admins to add "ignore all" option so all unmapped can just be skipped. 

 

IRL example, source have 400 accounts and target only need use 20 of them. it's very time consuming to click "ignore" for the rest 380 accounts individually. 

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

This feature could also be added to the "match on names or codes" option - Anaplan automatically ignores summary level items (which makes sense), but there is no way to ignore unmapped list items, whether ignoring all or specific cases. The current import functionality becomes an issue when administrators don't have visibility into whether there were unmapped cases that actually need to be addressed, especially when scheduling these tasks in an API/iPaaS tool. 

 

From a model building perspective, this mapping issue could be solved using subsets, but this (1) causes tedious maintenance efforts and (2) requires overhauling existing model structure (actions and module dimensions). 

Community Manager
 
Status changed to: Under Investigation
New Contributor

It would be particularly handy if their was an "Ignore all Unmatched Sources Items" button on the Line Items/Lists Tab during an import.  When you have a rather large source module and you are only wanting to import a small proportion of that source file, rather than having to select ignore for every Source Items, simply match the ones you require and then press this button to set the rest to Ignore.  Would work perfectly with the current "Clear All" button and would remove warning errors for those who just leave them blank during mapping because it takes to long to individually select ignore.  

Community Manager
 
Status changed to: Needs Community Support
Community Boss

Couldn't agree more @PeteC - great idea!

Certified Master Anaplanner

This would be very handy! 

Community Boss

@Miranit looks as though this has already been raised here; https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/Import-add-quot-Ignore-All-Unmapped-quot-option-with-...

 

Can we please merge? Thanks!

Community Manager

Hi @CallumW

 

The ideas and kudos have been merged.

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