Need a way to identify line Items being used as Filters.

Need a way to identify line Items being used as Filters.

There needs to be a way to identify line items that are being used as Filter in same module or any other module, This would be totally helpful while deleting line items that are no longer required.

3 Comments
M.Kierepka
Certified Master Anaplanner

Hi @rohan.suratwale,

This Idea has been proposed already, and (unfortunately, for all of us developers) it has been rejected: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/In-blueprint-view-show-if-a-line-item-is-used-in-a-fi...

 

rohan.suratwale
Frequent Contributor

Hi @M.Kierepka ,

Thanks for the heads up.
I am surprised to see that this was rejected in 2019 and yet haven't been in their roadmap of development ever since.

--ROHAN

M.Kierepka
Certified Master Anaplanner

I was surprised (and disappointed) too.

About keeping track of Filters, some time ago, when I was building and maintaining a model alone (which is not a good thing). I tried to keep track of my filters using Data Tags (as they allow for multiple tags for a line item): for every time I was creating a saved view with filters, I created a tag with the same name. And then applied it to the all filter line items that were used in this view. The same with removal of filter from a view or deletion of a saved view. But it's very hard, time-consuming and frustrating to keep track of this (as you basically sync these three parts manually), even alone, not even mentioning a mess that would happen if there would be more people, and some of them would not strictly follow the rules.