In the modules beta, you can customize your view of the model’s modules and their attributes. You can sort on attributes, and view additional attributes. This helps you to understand modules, their dependencies, and it'll be quicker to maintain them in the model. Additionally, you can use keyboard shortcuts. 

To try the modules beta, go to the Modules   page and in the tab at the top of the page, turn the switch on. Not all features are available in the modules beta, so to return to the current modules page, turn the switch off.

To work in the modules beta, follow these steps:

  • To open a module, select the module name.
  • To delete a module, select the checkbox next to the module name and select Delete .
  • To change the default order of modules, select the checkbox next to the module name and select Reorder . You can then select the position you want for the module.

You can configure how the module attributes appear in the modules view:

  • To edit the attributes that appear, select Edit columns on the right. Select or clear the attributes you want to display or hide, then select Apply
  • To reorder the attributes, select the column header and drag it into position. You can also reorder the attributes in the Edit columns panel.
  • To sort an attribute, select the column header. The attribute is sorted alphabetically the first time you select it, and is sorted in reverse the second time you select it. The third time the column header is selected, it returns to the default order.
  • To restore the default settings, select Edit columns > Restore defaults.

Select the module you want to configure.

Refer to the table below for a description of each attribute in Modules .

Column nameDescription
Functional areaAssign the module to a functional area. Use functional areas to categorize modules in your model.
Applies toAssign lists, the Users list, list subsets, or line item subsets to the module.
Time scale

Assign a time scale to the module.

If you assign a time scale to a module that doesn't include Time as a dimension, Time is automatically added to the module.

If you change the time scale for a module, the time scale for the line items in the module don't change.

If you select Not applicable, time-dependent data isn't shown. However, you can open subsidiary views for line items that include the Time dimension.

Time rangeAssign a time range to the module. Time ranges restrict the range of time periods in which you can enter or display data.
VersionsAssign all or no versions to the module.
Cell count

Shows the number of cells in the module.

Cell count is determined by factors such as time scale, number of versions, number of list items, and summary levels for lists.

IDThe unique identifier for the module. This is used in API connections to enable model builders to load data into a module.
BreakbackSet the default Breakback setting for new line items in the module.
Users listIf the module contains the Users list, specify if the full content of the list is visible to workspace administrators.
Read access driverControl read access to cell data with access drivers. Access drivers are line items with a Boolean data type. 
Write access driverControl write access to cell data with access drivers. Access drivers are line items with a Boolean data type.
Managed byShows the external product that populates the modules.
Data tagsAssign data tags to group related information in the module.
DelegatedAssign whether a module is editable in the model or not. When set to Yes, any functionality to change the module structure or data is blocked. This provides management of the module from a single source.
NotesShows any notes associated with the module.
Referenced byShows whether the module is referenced by another module or line item.
Populated cell countShows the number of populated cells in the module (Polaris engine only).
Memory usedShows the amount of model memory used by the module (Polaris engine only).

You can view module attributes in a detail panel by selecting in the module row (not the module name).

You can use these keyboard shortcuts.

ActionMac shortcutWindows shortcut
Create a moduleOption + NAlt + N
Delete a moduleDeleteBackspace
Refresh module dataOption + RAlt + R
Move module to topOption + shift + up arrowAlt + shift + up arrow
Move module to bottomOption + shift + up arrowAlt + shift + down arrow
Move module upOption + up arrowAlt + up arrow
Move module downOption + down arrowAlt + down arrow