What's New: 5 August 2017 Patch Release

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5 August, 2017

This patch release rolls out fixes and performance enhancements. Read on for more information on user access changes, improvements to model history, line item and list synchronization in ALM, further model blocking improvements, and a fix for Safari users of the Anaplan tab in Salesforce. 


Modeling

View Cell Change History over a Time Period

In module and dashboard grids, you can now view the change history of selected cells over the last 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or since the module or grid was created.

A new flyout menu has been added to the Show History option:

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The new menu is available in the following locations:

  • The Context menu (right-click on a cell or selected cells)
  • The Data menu (on the module toolbar)
  • The Dashboard Element menu (on dashboard grids only)

Retrieving all changes can take a long time, especially in large models.

See More: History, Data Menu, Dashboard Menus


Application Lifecycle Management

We've resolved some issues with synchronizing several related changes to the lists and line items in a module. If you've reported a specific issue, look out for further updates from Anaplan Support.


Performance Improvements

Exports

We've made additional improvements to the blocking behavior of exports. 

Cancelation of PDF exports is now more responsive and the overall time for which users are blocked from entering data has been reduced for the following types of exports:

  • Tabular Multiple Column
  • Dashboards exported to PDF

You'll notice these improvements when a large export is in progress.

Export improvements were also introduced in the 2017.3 release. Look out for more improvements in upcoming releases.


General Improvements

User Access

In Model Settings > Users, you can no longer set your Model Role to No Access or remove your Workspace Administrator status. If changed against your own user, these options now revert silently after a few moments. This prevents the logged-in user from getting "locked out" of the model.

See more: Users


Data Integration

Salesforce.com Anaplan Tab

In this release we've fixed a known issue where the Salesforce Anaplan tab opens as blank page when using Safari on Mac, and Safari or Chrome on iOS devices.

Previously, when a user logged into Salesforce using Safari and clicked on the Anaplan tab, Salesforce returned a HTTP 302 redirect code and cookie with authentication information. Safari does not include this cookie when redirecting to Anaplan and so Anaplan rejected the login attempt with a 403 error.

To fix this, change the Canvas App URL to 'https://sdp.anaplan.com/frontdoor/servlets/proxy/sfdc'. This prevents Anaplan rejecting login attempts from users in Safari on Mac (and Safari or Chrome on iOS devices) with 403 error.

See more: Salesforce.com Administrator Tasks

Fixes and Known Issues

Issues Resolved

The following issues related to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) are resolved in this release:

1 It's not possible to sync the following sequence of changes:
  1. Set List Subset A as the default dimension of a module.
  2. Insert a new line item into the module.
  3. Change the default dimension of the module from List Subset A to any other hierarchical list in the model.
2 It's not possible to sync the following sequence of changes:
  1. Set List A as the default dimension of a module.
  2. Insert a new line item into the module.
  3. Change the default dimension of the module from List A to List B.
  4. Add a new item to List A.
3 In models with revision tags created prior to 2017.3, an error occurs if you attempt to view the model change history.
4

It's not possible to sync the following sequence of changes:

  1. Move an item to a different position in the list, without editing its properties.
  2. Add a new list item, positioned directly after the item you moved in step one.
5 It's not possible to sync if a list subset is used as the default dimension of a module and a summary method of Formula is set for a line item in the module.
6

In a numbered list with display names preserved, a Parent Hierarchy and a Top Level Item, sync fails if you make the following changes:

  1. Remove the Parent Hierarchy.
  2. Convert the numbered list to a hierarchical list.
  3. Insert any formula into a module that uses the list as a default dimension.

Known Issues and Workarounds

Known issues and workarounds have been identified for ALM and other general platform items in this release.

Learn more about these known issues and workarounds in the Known Issues and Workarounds: 5 August 2017 Patch Release article within the Anaplan Support Knowledge Base.