Written by Mike Bernaiche, May 12th, 2023
On April 18, 2023, IBM released Planning Analytics Workspace 86. Continuing with their monthly update schedule for Planning Analytics Workspace, this release has a few enhancements of note. This is not a large update but does include a future change that deals with the cognitive learn pane you can read about below.
Books and Reporting
Synchronize same hierarchies across different databases - when you enable synchronization for the same hierarchy that is in two different databases, changes you make to the data in one widget is reflected in the synchronized widget. To learn more about how to enable this synchronization please see this link.
Disable select spread methods on Planning Analytics Workspace local - You can configure your Planning Analytics Workspace Local environment to disable any combination of the Repeat, Repeat leaves, Equal leaves, and Straight line data spreading methods. To read more on how to disable select spread methods see this link.
Plans and Applications
Duplicate Tasks and sections in Plans and Applications – you can now duplicate tasks and sections easily with a click of a button in Plans and Applications.
New look and usability enhancements in Plans and Applications overview – These include a new progress bar, advanced filtering, new tasks, and submission panel.
Git repository integration for Planning Analytics Database objects – In Planning Analytics Workspace 86, IBM added in Git repository integration. You can now access a Git repository (GitHub, Microsoft Azure, or AWS CodeCommit) directly from Planning Analytics Workspace. You can use the Git repository to store Planning Analytics database objects such as cubes, dimensions, rules, and processes that are common across multiple models. You can also use the repository to move database objects from one environment to another. For example, you might want to copy database objects from a development environment to a production environment.
Dimension editor search and locate in hierarchy - The dimension editor search function now includes a menu item called Locate. Searching in the dimension editor acts as a filter to generate a list of members that match the search term. After searching, right-click a member from the generated list and select Locate to remove the filters and locate the member in the hierarchy.
Hide databases in preferences – you can now hide databases from the database tree on the modeling workbench.
Change in Planning Analytics Workspace 87
The following change is being accounted with Planning Analytics Workspace 86 and will take effect in Planning Analytics Workspace 87.
Update to configuration for the Cognitive Learn Pane - The cognitive Learn Pane in Planning Analytics Workspace Local will be hosted on a new domain in the near future. This will require configuration changes to Planning Analytics Workspace Local installations to ensure continued access to documentation and other information through the Learn Pane. This applies to Planning Analytics local only. Full details will be provided when Planning Analytics Workspace 87 is released in the next few weeks.
As I mentioned above, this is not a large release but does include some nice enchantments for some. To read in more detail please see this article from IBM.
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