1. Anaplan User Experience
  2. Build apps and pages in the User Experience
  3. Pages
  4. Worksheet pages
  5. Add cards to a worksheet
  6. Add an action card to a worksheet

Action cards enable users to run actions through the Additional insights panel on a worksheet.

You can add these actions to a board if its source model contains them: 

You can create new forms or notifications on your page.

Action cards are unavailable on personal pages or mobile.

You must be in designer mode to add an action card.

Note: You can publish an action card without any actions on it or save the page as a draft until you're ready to add the actions.

Examples

Action cards enable end users to complete a set of actions, such as those required to complete a business process.

Suppose an end user needs to upload data from different accounting systems, then export it for use in a report. You can add an action card with import and export actions to the Additional insights panel.

This enables the end user to click the import buttons to perform relevant imports. After an import, data on the worksheet updates automatically. The user then clicks the export button to download the data. 

If you know users will perform a specific sequence of imports and exports, use a process action. This enables users to perform a sequence of imports and exports through a single action. 

Alternatively, you can add an action card with a form to the Additional insights panel on a worksheet. Forms enable users to add new list items to data. For example, if a user needs to add a new account to a worksheet, you can add a form to enable them to enter the data manually. 

Add an action card

To add an action card:

  1. In Additional insights, under Add cards to this page, click Configure.
    If cards are already present in Additional insights, the Configure button does not display. In this case, click the Additional insights cog icon.
    The Cards panel displays on the right of the screen.
  2. Double-click the Action tile, or drag and drop it into the Additional insights panel.
    The action card displays in the Additional insights section of the Insights panel.
  3. Click Configure action, or click the Edit (pen) icon for the card.
    The Card configuration panel opens on the right with tabs for Overview, Actions, and Manage.
    The Cards panel is no longer displays. 
  4. Click the Actions tab. Expand any list of existing Imports, Exports, Processes or Notifications available to your page.
    A list of the available actions displays.
  5. To narrow the list of available actions, enter part of an action's name into the Find... field under Add actions.
    The list narrows to those actions with names that contain the typed characters.
  6. Toggle to the right each action you want to add.
    The action now displays on the card.
  7. If you want to create a form to add to the card, click the Create a form button.
    If you want to create a notification to add to the card, click the Create a notification button. Toggle to the right if you want to add the notification to the card. Once toggled, the notification is available in the Manage tab.
  8. Optionally, configure your action card and actions.
  9. When you finish editing the worksheet, save the page as a draft or click Publish.