If you include attributes in your data collection, PlanIQ can group items by their shared characteristics. This helps identify data patterns that the forecasts can reflect in their predictions. 

Ensure you're in the Models and you're familiar with how to build a model in Anaplan. 

To create the attributes module:

  1. Insert a new module and import list of IDs as a row.
  2. Create some line items as columns.
    You can create a maximum of ten line items.
    For example: Product line, Category, Product Type (such as, seasonal and non-seasonal).
There is no Time dimension for attributes so you just need to have the item_id in rows and the line items in columns.
  1. In Blueprint, format the line items as text.
  2. Import data into the module and check that the fields map correctly.
    Ensure your module has a column for IDs, and each line item.
  3. We recommend you create a view with these dimensions:
    • List of IDs (item_id)
    • Attributes data columns (Line items)
      You can have a separate column for each set of line items (each set represents a type of attribute).
      For example, item flavor, item type and item size.

      You can run the export action from this view, even if you make changes to the module.

Item flavorItem  typeItem size
Item 1Cookies and creamOrganicLarge
Item 2ChocolateSugar freeGigantic
Item 3ChocolateGluten freeGigantic
Item 4StrawberrySugar freeLarge
Item 5Peanut butterOrganicLarge
Item 6StrawberryRegularSmall 
Item 7CoconutLightSmall
Item 8ChocolateLactose freeGigantic
Item 9ChocolateRegularGigantic
Item 10ChocolateLightSmall
Item 11Cookies and creamGluten freeLarge
Item 12Peanut butterLightLarge
  1. Configure an export action.
    Ensure the export CSV file has column headers to represent each line item in the module.

Next, create a module for your forecast results


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