User list used as a dimension, allow to create a subset to reduce module size

User list used as a dimension, allow to create a subset to reduce module size

I would like to use the user list as a dimension so users are not overwriting each others settings, but the module with the data the settings select is big and so is my user list, so this adds a lot of unnecessary model size.

 

Can't there be the ability to create subsets of the user list when used as a dimension, like for other lists?

19 Comments
Ksimek
Occasional Contributor

Description: It would very useful to have an option to add subsets to the User list. We have certain modules that would only ever apply to a few Users, but we are forced to add the entire User list as a dimension and are using way too much space. In some cases we are deterred from using that feature as a result. If we could subset our list down to the handful that have access to the module, we could save on space.

 

Example of Enhancement: Would work in same fashion as standard list subsets.

 

Benefit/Impact: Allows flexibility in model building and avoids sparcity.

Miran
Super Contributor
 
Status changed to: Your support is needed
jeremie.colonna
Occasional Contributor

It would be very useful for saving space. Applying the full user list to large modules when only a few of them need it takes up a lot of space unnecessarily. A workaround is to use a custom user list and to map it to the system one, but it would be more convenient if it worked natively.

Rebecca
Valued Contributor
 
Status changed to: Under Investigation
Miran
Super Contributor
 
Status changed to: Your support is needed
Gwen.pryor
Regular Contributor
 
Status changed to: Under Investigation
mpippara
New Contributor

Hi Team! Do we have a solution for creating subset list for users list?

Gwen.pryor
Regular Contributor
 
Status changed to: Not Planned
Vlad
Contributor

A pity this feature is not planned. It would still make a great optimization if delivered.

mtlumanog
Certified Master Anaplanner

really need this feature as well

MaartenGijbels
Regular Contributor

Could you share the reason why the request was denied?

 

I can imagine multiple uses where this could be very usefull.

dafinkapancheva
Contributor
 
Status changed to: Under Investigation
Marlon
New Contributor

Just wondering if there is any update or related topic on this one. This is the same challenge we are encountering. Thanks 🙂

dafinkapancheva
Contributor
 
Status changed to: Considered for Future Roadmap
dafinkapancheva
Contributor

Hi @Marlon , we are actively investigating it. We don't have an exact date to release this enhancement yet, but it is considered for the roadmap! 

helennie
Frequent Contributor

Just came here to add this idea.

 

Using the entire Users list is very inefficient/sparse when only a small handful of users need a certain functionality, and creating and maintaining an additional "fake" users list to get around this is a lot of extra work.

KatFSmith
New Contributor

Please make this happen

RobaSajadian
Occasional Contributor

Any update? 

RobaSajadian
Occasional Contributor

Meanwhile un update from Anaplan, we can create our subset: https://community.anaplan.com/t5/How-To/User-list-subsets-a-workaround/ta-p/93871