You can publish actions to dashboard as a button, to better integrate with your workflow.
Some actions can be combined to form a sequential process.
You can also use integrations, such as Anaplan Connect, to schedule actions and processes.
Set up actions
You must be a workspace administrator to set up an action. All model actions except imports and exports are set up in the Actions
Workspace administrators can also create imports and exports. When you set up an import or export it's then saved as an action in the Actions
To help users identify an action, apply best practice name conventions when you set the action up. If the action takes users from one dashboard to another, it's helpful to include the source and the destination location in the name.
Note: Some actions must be published to a dashboard before you can run them. Others can also be configured to open another dashboard when run. It's helpful to create any dashboards you need before you set up the action.
Run model actions
Workspace administrators can run model actions from the Actions
If you're not a workspace administrator, you can run model actions published to a dashboard or added to a page in the User Experience.
Add actions to a process
To enable users to run actions in a prespecified order, create a process and add model actions to the process.
Workspace administrators can also run processes from the Actions
Prepare model actions for the User Experience
When you create actions, it's useful to think about who you want to run them and what parts of Anaplan they can access. For example, users who are not workspace administrators can only access dashboards within a model, and you might prefer to keep their workflow in the User Experience.
Page builders can add imports and exports directly to action cards in the User Experience, along with various page actions. Some other actions can be run in the User Experience, but you must add them to a process first.
This table displays the model actions that you can add to processes, and those that you must be a workspace administrator to run.
|Action||Can be added to a process||For workspace administrators only|
|Imports and exports||Yes||If the default file is set to Admins Only.|
|Delete from list using selection||Yes||No|
|Assign and Assign only||No||No|
|Update current period||Yes||Yes|
Note: To use Optimizer actions you must have an Enterprise subscription, and Optimizer must be enabled in your tenant. You can only run Optimizer as part of a process.