We’re in the process of making infrastructure changes to our Anaplan Authentication and API service. In order to ensure you maintain connectivity to your integrations after Anaplan switches these services, we are providing a temporary test endpoint that connects to our Authentication and API services running on the new infrastructure.
Key points to note
You should not switch any production integrations to use the provided endpoints. This should be a separate and distinct test to ensure successful connection only.
You should test using the same integration client that is used for regular integrations, such as Anaplan Connect, Informatica, or MuleSoft.
These endpoints will be available for testing until May 28th, 2021. Please ensure a successful connection before the end date .
What you need to do
Please access the test endpoints for Auth and API to ensure your servers can successfully connect. This can be done by sending a basic request from the server within your network that already utilizes our Auth and API service.
You can obtain an Authentication token by using the following test Authentication URL:
This will provide you with an Authentication token. If you do not receive a valid response (for example, you receive a connection error or time out), this suggests your server cannot connect to the Auth URL and you should contact Support (information below). If you successfully receive a token, please use this to authenticate against the test API URL:
An example request is provided below:
This request is a simple GET request to retrieve a list of models in a workspace. It is necessary to provide a workspaceGuid to a workspace where the user account has access.
If you receive anything other than a list of models in the response (for example, you receive a connection error or time out), this suggests your server cannot connect to the URL and you should contact Support (information below).
What to do if you have an issue connecting to the test
If you’re unable to receive a response from the test endpoint, please email Support with the subject line “API test connection”. In the email, include as many of the following details as possible:
The user account making the request
The IP address of the server sending the request
The time and time zone that they sent the request
The response received (e.g., in a screenshot)
The integration client being used
Does your integration client support Server Name Indication (SNI)?
Have you ensured Anaplan IP addresses are whitelisted on your network? (https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Common-Support-Questions/Domain-and-IP-Whitelisting/ta-p/58738)
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We want to share an update to our CIM release process, which will no longer impact how your Workspace Admins (WSAs) create, add, and remove users when the Phase 2 release occurs. We’ve made the decision to release Phase 2 of CIM in parallel with your existing process and functionality. This means that when Phase 2 is live, both WSAs and User Admins will be able to create, add, or remove users at the same time.
While you do not need to take immediate action, we encourage you to begin exploring the User Admin role once it becomes live at Phase 2. Assigning a User Admin(s) gives them time to explore and familiarize themselves with the role.
Check out the content below for more information on the next steps for CIM and how to assign a User Admin.
This demo video explains how a Tenant Admin can assign an existing Anaplan user the User Admin role
This demo video explains how a Tenant Admin can assign a net new Anaplan user the User Admin role
The enablement PDF below walks you through the CIM features and benefits, explains what's new with Phase 2, and answers some FAQs
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Released in March
Tenant switcher improvements: Users with access to multiple Anaplan tenants can now more easily switch between tenants via the main navigation. We’ve moved the tenant switcher from the profile menu to the main navigation bar so you can clearly see which tenant you’re currently using and quickly switch between your tenants. Please note that if you or your users only have access to a single tenant, this feature will be hidden and there will be no change to the existing behavior.
Parent renaming in forms: Page builders can now rename the parent selector labels inside forms to better align with business processes and activities. You can ask your users to “select a cost center”, “select a region”, “select a category”, or any other label that best fits your business processes.
Grid images and row height options: New customizable grid options let you display URL formatted line items as images directly within your grids of data to more easily display and digest information. You can also set the height of grid rows with text wrapping for your text formatted line items to display all of the content within a text box.
Mobile barcode scanner: It can be time consuming to repeatedly enter product EANs or UPCs, either into a grid, field or form, especially working on sites where laptops aren’t readily available or convenient. You can use the barcode scanner to quickly add product details into Anaplan for processes such as asset utilization or inventory management.
Interacting with field cards on mobile: You can now edit field card data on mobile directly on the board, without needing to maximize the card. This lets you instantly see changes reflected across the rest of your board, for even faster planning.
Excel Add-in 4.2: Enhance your reporting capabilities with the ability to create reports with up to 5 million data cells. This is an increase from previous versions that supported 1 million data cells, as requested in this idea and this idea. Please note that:
As with previous versions, we do a phased release so members of the feedback group have been given access first before the add-in becomes available to all customers in April. More information about Excel Add-in 4.2
Transactional APIs: We’re happy to announce a new set of Transactional APIs is now available to provide simpler access to Anaplan model data and metadata for integrations. This release marks the first time that users can write data into Anaplan from third-party systems. Details include:
No action setup required to read, write back, and extract module data, model lists, and line items
Supports both CSV and JSON data formats
Metadata APIs provide definitions and metrics for a particular list, and can determine count and structure of model objects
Programmatically update model properties, such as time-period property in model calendar
Ideas Delivered in March
Targeted for April
Disclaimer: Please note: The information here is subject to change right up to release go-live time. This post is not a commitment to provide any features by a certain time frame and enhancements to the product may change before release. Subscribe here and check back frequently for the latest.
App-level page access control: We’ll be launching new ways to view and manage page access configurations for all pages in an app within a single experience. This will speed productivity and reduce the time it takes to restrict access to pages. It also provides greater visibility into all restrictions applied across the app.
Delete a comment: You’ll be able to delete comments you posted in the UX across both web and mobile, so you can make edits, update errors, and stay in control of your decision-making.
Mobile push notifications: Opt in to receive push notifications in the Anaplan app to stay up to date whenever someone mentions you in a comment or shares a page with you.
Slack integration enhancements: We’re adding notifications in Slack so you can easily see when you’ve been mentioned in a comment.
Auto-select parent in forms: Forms will aim to detect the parent item for newly added list items. They’ll look at what’s already selected on the page and suggest the most appropriate option in the “parent” selector.
Additional “is required” options in forms: We’ll be adding the “is required” setting against all line items and list properties in forms in addition to text formatted line items.
Upcoming scheduled maintenance
April 17: Platform offline: Infrastructure update
April 24: Platform offline: Product Enhancement
Have questions or looking for an update? Stay in touch:
Stay up to date with upcoming downtime releases at status.anaplan.com
Subscribe to the Platform Releases blog to learn more about product enhancements
Review all of our scheduled platform maintenance windows in the Release Calendar
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The release of the Excel Add-in 4.2 supports connections up to 5 million data cells. This allows you to create bigger Excel reports with the data you need to facilitate faster decision-making. For more information about version 4.2, check out the: Anapedia article Release notes
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@Stacey_Gibbens, Bulk import of users and their selective access will not be impacted by this feature. You will not need to assign the service account the User Admin role. You will be able to continue to run your processes without modification.
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Streamline planning and speed up decision-making with our newest CloudWorks enhancement. With this release, users can now schedule and automate Anaplan processes containing multiple import or export integrations with AWS S3 directly in CloudWorks for faster, more agile planning. Configure your process steps and schedule it in CloudWorks with just a few clicks. Note: For exceptions and limitations, please see our Anapedia page.
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Disclaimer: Please note: The information here is subject to change right up until each release is live. This post is not a commitment to provide any features by a certain time frame and enhancements to the product may change before release. Subscribe here and check back frequently for the latest. Anaplan will be making enhancements to the platform on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT. This window has been extended by 30 minutes to incorporate infrastructure enhancements that are designed to deliver new capabilities and features for an optimal planning experience. Upcoming end of support for Business Map To further our commitment at Anaplan to deliver a best-in-class experience, we will be sunsetting the Business Map feature and ending user access to it by late November 2020. We are making room for new exciting features that are currently in development. Check out our roadmap for a look at what we’re working on for the future of Anaplan. The platform will be offline during this maintenance window. Once the maintenance is complete, you can resume your work in Anaplan. Stay in touch Follow our platform status in real-time at status.anaplan.com Review all upcoming scheduled platform maintenance in the Platform Events calendar
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