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What's coming next in IBM Planning Analytics 2.0.89 SC



The following updates are available in release 2.0.89 SC of Planning Analytics Workspace.


What's new in books and reporting
The following new and changed features in books and reporting are available in Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.89.

Use the new Selector visualization in place of selector widgets in your books

In Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.89, a new Selector visualization is available to replace selector list and selector tile widgets in books.

Important: The new Selector visualization is partially subject to enablement by a Planning Analytics Workspace administrator. If an administrator does not explicitly enable the new Selector visualization feature, selector list and selector tile widgets in books remain unchanged until the enablement release for this feature. 

When the new Selector visualization feature is enabled, any existing selector list or selector tile widget in a book is converted to a Selector visualization when you open the book. The visualization is styled to most closely replicate the widget it replaces.

Regardless of the enablement status of the new Selector visualization feature, Selector visualizations can be created from the Visualization pane in Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.89.

The Selector visualization behaves much as selector list and selector tile widgets did, but there are multiple Custom visualization properties that you can apply to tailor the visualization for your purposes.

Selector visualization properties

There are several ways to insert a Selector visualization into a book. In all cases, the book must be in Edit mode.

  • From the Data tree:
    1. On the Data tree, fully expand the Dimensions node beneath the cube for which you want to create a Selector visualization. You can create a Selector only from the Dimensions node beneath a cube. You can't create a Selector from the main Dimensions node.
    2. Right-click the dimension, hierarchy, or subset that you want to use as a Selector.
    3. Click Add as selector.
  • From the Visualizations pane:
    1. Click the Visualizations icon to open the pane.
    2. Click the Selector icon.

      Selector visualization properties

    3. From the Data tree, drag and drop a dimension, hierarchy, set, or level onto the visualization placeholder.
  • From an exploration, click the dimension tile that you want to use as a selector, then drag the dimension to an empty space on the book.

Pick lists now use the font defined for data cells in an exploration

In previous versions of Planning Analytics Workspace, pick list cell values and list members were displayed with the default IBM Plex font.

As of Planning Analytics Workspace2.0.89, pick lists cells and pick list members use the font defined for the exploration by the Data cell font family property.

Pick list using a defined font

This example shows an exploration, including pick list cells and the pick list members, using the Lobster font.

Resize books to fill space in a tab

You can now resize a book in a tab that contains the full width and height within different window sizes with the new Fill space feature.

Previously, the aspect ratio of the book and its contents was maintained. Now, all the contents in a book fit perfectly within the browser window and the aspect ratio setting is ignored. You can apply the Fill space feature in several places: when creating a new book with tabs, a new book from a Fill space template, and in Properties.

Note: When you save Views or Websheets, they are saved as a Fill space layout by default.

Fill space in book tabs

You can apply the Fill space feature when creating a new book.
  1. From the Home menu, click + New > Book.
  2. In Edit mode, click Tab 1 then click Change template.

    Change template of the current tab

    Click the second template in the first row, then click Create to change the layout to Fill space.

    Book template with Fill Space selection

Fill space in book from template layout

You can use the Fill space feature when creating a Book from template.
  1. From the Home menu, click + New > Book from template.
  2. Click Fill space and select the template, then click Create.

Fill space in properties

You can set the Fill space feature in the Properties panel on widgets in the current tab of a book.
  1. In the upper right corner, click Properties.
  2. Under General, click Canvas and go to the Page size section.
  3. Set the Fill space toggle to enable the feature.Fill space toggle set to On position

Image fit

For image widgets, you can also apply the Image fit property that's found in the Properties panel by choosing any of the following options:
  • Contain – the default option for an image widget that locks the image's width and height when you resize the image.
  • Fill – fills up the image in the entire widget container but stretches the image when you resize it.
  • Cover – maintains the height of the image and crops the width when you adjust the size.

To add images to a book see Add pictures, media, and web pages.

You can resize your image widgets by clicking the image, then under Image details click the Image fit drop-down menu to view all the options.

Image properties with Contain, Fill, and Cover options

What's new in plans and applications
The following new and changed features in plans and applications are available in Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.89.

Complete button for tasks that do not require submission

A Complete button is now available on the contribution page in tasks that do not require submission. Previously, if a task in a plan did not require submission, there was no way to indicate that the task was complete.

Plan owners and administrators can configure a task to not require a submission. When a submission is not required:
  • The Approvers section becomes unavailable in the task creation page

    Configuring submission requirement for a task

  • The Complete button displays on the plan contribution page for the task
    Task complete button on the plan contribution page for the task

What's new in modeling
The following new and changed modeling features are available in Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.89.

Synchronize user groups in Planning Analytics databases with Planning Analytics Workspace

Administrators and modelers can now synchronize user groups that are in a Planning Analytics database with the groups in Planning Analytics Workspace from the modeling workbench.

Important: You cannot synchronize the predefined groups ADMIN, DataAdmin, SecurityAdmin, and OperationsAdmin.

  1. In a modeling workbench, right-click a database on the Databases tree and select Manage users and groups.
  2. In the Users and groups editor, right-click a group and select Synchronize groups.Synchronize groups option in a workbench

    Memberships of the group in the database now match those of the same group that exists in Planning Analytics Workspace. Additionally, when you synchronize a group, existing users in the Planning Analytics Workspace group that are not in the database are also added to the database.

Note: Synchronization does not remove any new users that were added to the group in the database.

Duplicate cubes in the cube viewer

The Duplicate button is now available on the cube viewer toolbar on the workbench.

Click on the Duplicate button to create a duplicate of the current cube view. This button is located between the Sandbox discard button and the Cube rules button.
Duplicate button on the cube viewer toolbar

The newly duplicated cube view opens in a new tab, and the information in the duplicate includes the latest changes made in the cube.

This feature is also available in a pop out window. When you duplicate a cube in a pop out window, the duplicated cube opens in a new pop out window.

Deprecation notices

The following deprecation notices are applicable to Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.89.

Classic cube viewer to be removed from Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.90

As of Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.90, the classic cube viewer will be removed from Planning Analytics Workspace.

Any existing classic cube viewer will be converted to a new experience cube viewer when first opened in Planning Analytics Workspace 2.0.90.

The option to upgrade all cube views (explorations) to the new experience remains available on the Features and Configuration page in Planning Analytics Workspace Administration until the 2.0.90 release. An administrator can enable this option at any time prior to 2.0.90.

Cube viewer feature enablement option

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Modified date:
17 July 2023