Set .xlsx as the default format when extracting data from Anaplan

Set .xlsx as the default format when extracting data from Anaplan

It is great that now we are able to export data in xlsx format. Thanks Anaplan Team! It would be helpful to have xlsx as the default format when manually exporting data from the system. Current default format is .xls.

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Certified Master Anaplanner

Hey Anaplan Dev Team,

Max pointed out a very useful platform change that is super-easy to be applied. Reshuffling the list of availale imports to move xlsx formats up is probably not more than few minutes of work for the dev. 


When would we expect that to be done?




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Our users find it extremely annoying that the format defaults to .xls and has to be changed manually every time data are exported.

An alternate suggestion would be to allow the default format to be set by Customer.

Certified Master Anaplanner

Bumping this idea up


It's probably one change in coding for IT guys in the JS script generating a list of dropdown elements:


Dojo.js -> _createLayoutTab

changing order of the table elements there probably would do the magic.


Many users find this XLS as default choice in export file type list quite unpleasant, so this small thing would make their life much easier