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Status Future consideration
Workspace Planning Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 4, 2022

Hierarchy indentation in Picklists

Currently, TM1 picklists are only showing a flat list of elements. Users are constantly asking for a way to show the right hierarchy indentation they are used to see in a normal subset. There are cases when they want to expand/collapse members in a dimension and then finally pick the member they are interested in. Most common examples of using hierarchy indentation are:

  • SUBNM function in PAX

  • dimension selector in PAW

Ideally, TM1 picklists would show subset elements indented as part of the dimension hierarchy they belong to. My suggestion is around being able to modify existing picklist definition to something like:

'subset:[indent]:Dimension:Subset' ,

where we can specify the optional [indent] parameter. When this parameter is specified, the picklist would potentially show the same subset editor window from PAW. In the end, user still picks one element, but they are provided with the right hierarchy indentation while browsing through the list of elements.

Please see the image below for more clarity on TM1 picklists versus dimension selectors in PAW (or even SUBNM function in PAX).

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    Stuart King
    Sep 15, 2022

    This isn't on the current roadmap however we want to consider this as a future enhancement to Planning Analytics Workspace.

    We are planning an update to both the selector widget and list widget in PAW. One of the enhancements currently planned for the list widget is to show the hierarchy when a MDX based set or hierarchy is used. We also plan to list different subsets in the list widget. This feature in combination with the synchronization capabilities of the books will address some of the use cases for this requirement.

  • Guest
    Jul 26, 2022

    This would be an ideal enhancement to picklists in PAW and i would say, a game changer.

    I'm currently working through a PAW implementation where I have picklists in a }clients cube and I can't use the subset editor in PAW as it won't allow me to send the selection anywhere. So i'm using flat picklists which are underwhelming compared to the dynamic expand/collapse in subset editor.

    Please invest time into this enhancement, I would use this daily within client implementations.

    Thank you