Stop the mistake research processing

Stop the mistake research processing

As a Model Builder, I would like to be able to stop the mistake research by using an action button. This processing can be very long when we are building an heavy model (5-10 minutes) and most of the time we already know where is the mistake (format, etc.). That's why we can save a lot of time if we could click to stop the processing to ignore the last modification.

11 Comments
Miran
Super Contributor
 
Status changed to: Your support is needed
Rebecca
Valued Contributor
 
Status changed to: Under Investigation
DavidEdwards
Certified Master Anaplanner

This would be a major improvement for Anaplan. The software is smart enough to recognize there is an error in a formula or formatting (hence the display of the processing box/blue toaster in the first place). Adding in logic that simply stops the process from running in the first place (or gives the user that option) would be awesome. Even in smaller models, we constantly run into errors of 5-10+ minutes for very small mistakes. This adds a huge amount of inefficiency during model builds, especially when multiple users are in the model at the same time potentially making errors that stop everyone else from working.

DavidEdwards
Certified Master Anaplanner

To expand on my previous comment, this error box (blue toaster) only appears when there is an error in a formula/format/naming convention. If Anaplan is smart enough to recognize an error and trigger the display of this box, then why can it not just stop at that point and save us the 5-10 minutes of backing out an error?

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CommunityMember115834
New Contributor

This really needs to get fixed in Anaplan.  It can be such a time-suck in large models.

JaredDolich
Moderator

If we could rank our votes, this would be my #1 upvote to be evaluated.

 

We call it the "penalty box" on my team. 

 

To be honest, I like knowing that Anaplan is hardened enough to prevent you from making mistakes.

 

When there's more than one person in the model we all kind of expect there will be some delays and this is the price for keeping Anaplan bug free.

Even after 3 years of modeling, I still sometimes forget to change the formatting before I enter a formula.

I have to Slack the whole team saying "sorry".

 

Would be great if this can be improved but certainly not at the expense of losing any internal accuracy or referential integrity.

DavidEdwards
Certified Master Anaplanner

Albeit, this was submitted a year ago, but this similar Idea Exchange post is on the roadmap. Hopefully it gets implemented soon!

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Idea-Exchange/Avoid-the-roll-back-every-time-the-formula-is-wrong/i...

JaredDolich
Moderator

Thanks @DavidEdwards 

I gave that link an upvote too!

Gwen.pryor
Regular Contributor
 
Status changed to: Not Planned
vicky_ascencio
Occasional Contributor
 
Status changed to: Under Investigation
PhilippErkinger
Certified Master Anaplanner

Interesting history. The idea jumped from Under Investigation to Not Planned back to Under Investigation. One year later; Is there an update?