Option for the default file format for new exports from classic dashboards

Option for the default file format for new exports from classic dashboards

In a May Anaplan release the platform was updated such that when users in classic dashboards created a new ad-hoc export, the default file format was now .csv, not .xls.   In many respects this was an improvement and certain customers preferred the .csv setting, but some customers need the files to be in an Excel format and now the action to override the new default was an inconvenience for users.   The request is that we either have an option for the default, so that customers can select the default they want, or to change the default to .xlsx (like New UX pages default) or back to .xls.

 

This is picking up from a discussion in a different Idea here.

6 Comments
tiina.heikkinen
Occasional Contributor

Even better format would be .xlsx. But great idea to develop the capability so, that e.g. companies could select the best suitable format for them, OR that end-users could themselves define the default extract format.

Jsalvata
Certified Master Anaplanner

Agreed, ability for users to be able to set a default would be great.  If not by users, then possibly as an Admin at the model level (since different models may require different defaults).

twan.laan@sbb.ch
New Contributor

We're now confronted with our financial business partners complaining that they need to set the export format to .xlsx right now, as the default has been changed to .csv

I understand that such preferences vary from customer to customer and in fact from end user to end user. A possibility to set the default for each customer and/or each end user would be much appreciated.

RalfdeGier
Contributor

It would be nice to set a standard export for each model. I have recieved several complaints from my business that the standard export has been changed to csv. 

CommunityMember83237
New Contributor

yes, I would also support the ability for the Workspace admin to be able to set the default file export format for our workspace   thanks!

Y.Ricciuti
Contributor

YES; please allow this. Many of our users are now complaining about the switch to the .csv default. As requested almost 2 years ago here (https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/Set-xlsx-as-the-default-format-when-extracting-data-f...) it would be better if the default format could be set by the Customer.