What's New: February 10, 2018

Community Manager

The first Anaplan platform release of 2018 is here! Review our new product enhancements that are sure to optimize your navigation and increase your productivity in the platform.

Navigating Anaplan

The options and menus you commonly work with in the platform have been streamlined into a new header bar. Now, you can quickly access the Application menu, identify the name of the model you’re in, and even review your notifications when workspaces are full or nearly full from anywhere in the platform.

Note: The new navigation features are being released in phases for Anaplan customers. As a result, the new navigation features may not be available for all customers at the time of this release.


Current User Filter

As a follow-up to the new Users list, a Current User filter may now be applied within the platform. This handy, new filter option defaults to the currently logged in user, and displays data and records directly related to that user.

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See the Current User Filter here: 

See more: Current User Filter

Bring Your Own Key (BYOK)

A new Reassign Key button has been added to the Encrypted Workspaces page. Clicking this button allows Encryption Administrators to easily apply new encryption keys to your organization’s workspaces.


Learn more about BYOK and the new Reassign Key button in the Bring Your Own Key User Guide. 

Cell History by Date Range

The Show History menu now includes the Date Range option, which allows you to view cell changes within a specific date range. This new option complements the other Show History options, which include Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, Last 30 days, and All.


See how this new option functions here:

Learn more about the Show History options in the History Anapedia article.

Close Button on the Dashboard Toolbar

The button formerly labeled as Cancel on the dashboard toolbar has been re-labeled to Close. This re-labeled button more accurately represents a user exiting the dashboard toolbar editor mode, and displays a Save & Publish window when clicked, which includes options to Save or Discard new changes when they have not yet been saved.


Copy & Paste in the Context Menu

Copy and Paste options have been added to the Context Menu within grids in modules and dashboards. Users may select Copy from the Context Menu to copy up to 10,000 cells. Selecting Paste from the Context Menu reminds users of the keyboard shortcuts that are applicable to your operating system for pasting your data.

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See more: Keyboard ShortcutsDashboard Menus

Reference Columns in Settings Grids

Many new reference columns have been added to Model Settings screens, such as General Lists, Modules, and Actions. These new columns will specifically help model builders with streamlining efforts by aiding them in quickly identifying dependencies within models.

These new columns are categorized by “Referenced” and “Used” naming conventions, which indicate hard and soft dependencies, respectively.


Limitation Removed from RANK Function

There is no longer a limit of 10,000 for the number of groups that the RANK function will process. This enhancement removes the need for workarounds when using the RANK function with groups.

Learn more about the RANK function in the RANK and RANKCUMULATE Anapedia articles.

DocuSign for Anaplan

Version 1.4 of the DocuSign for Anaplan integration is now available. This release includes several fixes for the initial General Availability (GA) release.

Note: DocuSign for Anaplan is available only to Premium and Enterprise customers with a Business DocuSign plan or higher.

See More: What's New: DocuSign for Anaplan Version 1.4

Numbered List on Configure Tab

You can now mark a list as a numbered list on the Configure tab.


See more: Lists

Other Changes

A new Managed By column has been added to:

  • Model Settings > General Lists.
  • Model Settings > Modules.
  • The Configure tab of lists.

The following new columns have been added to Blueprint and Model Settings > Modules:

  • Read Access Control
  • Read+Write Access Control

These columns are reserved for future use and not available for editing.

Issues Resolved

The following issues are resolved in this release:

Ticket Number/s
Issue Description
78716, 7956, 8095, 81073

If a role was deleted and then synced to a compatible production model in which it was assigned to a user, the production model no longer opened.

72273, 72280, 72664, 78857

Models could become unresponsive if the character encoding of an import file was different from that specified in the File Import Action. A message is now displayed.


If a module's dimensions included a list containing a list subset, making these changes caused a sync error:

  1. Select the list subset as a dimension of the module.
  2. Add a new filter to the module.
  3. Save as the default view.
7800, 7944 When you compared two revision tags, all list properties and line items formatted as Time were listed in the Comparison Report.
7786, 78235

The width of the revision tag Description column wasn't sufficient if the browser window was resized.

7765, 79342

Making these changes caused a sync error:

  1. Change the function on a list-formatted line item.
  2. Mark the list above as a production list.

Sync error related to changing the list format of a line item.



When importing data between modules where a line item in the source module was renamed, data matching was based on the name of the old line item.


Changes to Breakback status were not synced as expected if you:

  1. Selected a list subset as a dimension of a module.
  2. Enabled or disabled Breakback for one or more line items in the module.

If a SELECT function referenced a parent list that has a child production list, creating a model from a revision caused an error.


If the same saved export definition name was used when exporting module A followed by module B, and module A was then deleted, the saved Export Action was no longer available in Model Settings > Actions.


Making these changes caused a sync error:

  1. Create a list subset in an existing production list that's referenced by a SELECT function.
  2. Add the list subset to a module's dimensions.
72166, 72189, 72292, 74380, 75925, 76012, 76404, 76590, 78230, 78411, 78907, 79884

Models could become unresponsive if closed from the Manage Tasks tab in Model Management while one or more large imports or exports were running. This required Anaplan Support to perform a core restart.

72260, 72259 Models could become unresponsive during imports, which required Anaplan Support to perform a core restart.
67733, 74173 

In some circumstances, importing data across workspaces failed if the resources of the source model were limited by long-running activities performed via the Anaplan API.


If a line item formula was changed to reference a different line item, the Comparison Report showed IDs instead of names for both line items.

57981, 61266, 61504, 61964, 63826, 66504, 66670, 67883, 69051, 69365, 69550, 70175, 70375, 70430, 71067, 2912, 2913, 5078, 5525, 7962, 8253, 8643, 79020, 79332, 79484

Models could become unresponsive if you tried to run an import Action to which your role does not grant you access. A message is now displayed.

24200, 75168

In modules that contain large lists (for example, 20 million items) with no top level item, the model could become unresponsive when you sorted by line item.

44016, 44294 Tabular multiple column exports failed for modules with empty rows (no line items or dimensions on rows).
77864, 77872, 77908, 77977, 78249, 78261, 78670, 78928, 79122, 80464, 80918, 81296 When a line item has different dimensions than the module, the wrong list is displayed when filtering.
- When adding an encryption key, you are not prevented from entering an invalid Key Alias.
45073, 57046 The SAML logout URL was not being redirected correctly, resulting in the ADFS logout page not being displayed.
77674 Glossary of audit log encryption events required in the BYOK User Guide.
- The Access Control - Policies page does not show the "Process Owner Policy" when logged in as a Tenant Admin.

Known Issues and Workarounds

Known issues and workarounds have been identified following this release.

Learn more in the Known Issues and Workarounds: February 10, 2018 article within the Anaplan Support Knowledge Base