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Supply Chain Planning 18.2 includes new features and enhancements for the following user roles:

Supply chain planner enhancements

Pivot grid shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts to move vertically and horizontally through pivot grids.

See Move through a pivot grid with the keyboard.

Grid context

Grids can pass context even when an app is configured for single-selection mode.

Easy installation of the Edit In Excel plugin

You can install the Edit In Excel plugin directly from within Supply Chain Planning. The plugin enables you to edit grid data in an external spreadsheet application such as Excel and save the changes to the database.

See the following topics:

Grid data refresh from Excel

The display of grid data is automatically refreshed when the data is edited and saved in a spreadsheet launched by Supply Chain Planning.

Automatic pan and zoom for maps

When maps are opened or refreshed, they are automatically zoomed and panned to match the displayed data points.

Play or pause map animations

You can use the new Play Animation button on the Map widget to play or pause map animations.

Update ViewStates

Changes to widget and app board layouts are now saved and automatically restored. For example, if you change the column order of a Grid widget and exit Supply Chain Planning, the new column order will be in place each time you subsequently access the app.

See App ViewStates.

Default recipient list

The default recipient for the email, message box, and notification actions is @@username.

View the release number

You can view the release number for the current version of Supply Chain Planning.

See View the current release number.

Supply chain designer enhancements

Consolidated workspace

The editors used to create apps and macros in previous versions of Supply Chain Planning are combined as a single workspace for an improved user experience. All of the capabilities for creating and managing macros are now accessible directly from within the Design Studio. The separate Event Studio pane has been removed from the interface.

Additional usability improvements include the following:

  • All app elements are created using a single, context sensitive button called Create New, which is located at the top of the Design Studio pane.
  • The Save button is also at the top of the Design Studio, adjacent to the Create New button.
  • The Clear Cache button is now accessed in the Projects section header.
  • The Planner Widgets section is displayed when an app board is selected.
  • Action sections are displayed when a macro is selected.

Enterprise Simulation Platform data sources

Supply chain designers can populate widgets with data from Enterprise Simulation Platform sandboxes. If your LLamasoft Cloud Platform environment includes Enterprise Simulation Platform, your sandboxes are automatically accessible in Supply Chain Planning as data source connections.

Dynamic views

Supply chain designers can create dynamic views to access and display business data in planner widgets. Dynamic views are essentially joins which replicate SQL views.

See Create a dynamic view.

App message boxes

Apps can include message boxes for interacting with app users.

See Non-UI actions.

Email multiple recipients

You can configure email actions to send emails to multiple recipients.

See Non-UI actions.

Capture default ViewStates

Widget and app board layout changes made by supply chain designers are now saved as the default configurations associated with app boards.

Create visual themes for apps

Supply chain designers can create themes to assign common styles to apps. App themes can provide a shared background color and title text color for all widgets. They can also fully control the additional appearance attributes that are available for the Button, Label, and Drop Down widgets.

See Creating app themes.

Copy apps, app boards, and macros

Supply chain designers can cut, copy, and paste apps, app boards, and macros.

See the following topics:

Create macro iterators

Supply chain designers can configure child macros to function as iterators and execute on each record returned by a query.

See the following topics:

New Log Event action

Supply chain designers can use the new Log Event action to configure apps to post information to a specified log type.

See Non-UI actions.

Run events according to macro behavior

Supply chain designers can configure apps to execute event actions when a macro completes, fails, or succeeds.

See Adding events to app boards and widgets.

Run events when grid data is edited in Excel

Supply chain designers can configure the Grid widget to execute events when data is edited in a spreadsheet and the changes are saved to the database.

See Adding events to app boards and widgets.

Add multiple columns to a grid

Supply chain designers can add multiple columns to a grid in a single step.

See Planner widgets.

Specify key fields in a grid

Supply chain designers can choose specific columns to function as key fields in a grid.

See Planner widgets.

Hide columns in a grid

Supply chain designers can choose to hide grid columns. This enables designers to use columns to provide context without having to display the columns in the grid. to other widgets without having to display the columns in the grid.

See Planner widgets.

Specify grid columns to provide context

Supply chain designers can choose specific grid columns to provide context to other widgets.

See Planner widgets.

Specify map point fields to provide context

Supply chain designers can control whether each statement that defines a map point provides context to other widgets.

See Control which map point fields provide context.

Identify data and parameter types

Fields and parameters in statements have a visual indicator to identify their data type. Macro parameters also use an additional indicator to communicate whether a parameter is a local variable.

See Identify data types.

Embed apps in external web content

You can embed Supply Chain Planning apps in web content, such as HTML iframes.

See Embed an app in external web content.

Map zoom controls

You can use the + and - buttons to control the zoom level of maps and schematics.

Grid column alignment

Supply chain designers can adjust the alignment of data in each column of a grid. Align data to the left, center, or right of the column.

See Specify grid column properties.

Update top records

You can configure the Update action to apply only to a specified number of records first returned by a query.

See Logic actions.

Provide context to the Custom Content widget

You can configure the Custom Content widget to receive context from other widgets.

See Planner widgets.

Consistent time zone display

Date and time values displayed in apps always match the values as specified in the data, regardless of the local timezone.

Allow planners to edit time values

Supply chain designers can configure apps to allow planners to specify time when editing date values in grid columns and parameter screens.

See the following topics:

Show or hide widget toolbar buttons

Supply chain designers can control the visibility of buttons on the widget toolbar.

See Planner widgets.

Custom error messages

You can now configure macros to display custom error messages to app users.

See the following topics:

New tree icons

The panes accessed from the Navigation toolbar, such as the Design Studio, panes have new tree icons.

Widget style properties

All of the formatting properties for widgets are presented together on a new Style tab in the widget properties dialog box.

See Planner widgets.

Improved control over map and schematic line appearance

Supply chain designers can do the following to change the appearance of map and schematic lines:

  • Add arrow ends
  • Use a query to control the line width
  • Animate lines
  • Use a query to control the animation speed

See Define a map line.

Define tooltips for map and schematic lines

Supply chain designers can define tooltips for display when app users hover over map and schematic lines.

See Define a map line.

Drop Down widget

The new Drop Down widget provides a method for app users to select items from pre-defined lists to pass context to other widgets.

See Planner widgets.

Conditional macro workflows

Supply chain designers can associate the following conditions with macro lines to create branches in macro flows:

  • Action Succeeded
  • Action Failed
  • Custom Condition

See Create branching macro flows.

Specify the design engine class for Technology actions

Supply chain designers can specify the design engine class to use for model run actions.

See Technology actions.

Display labels with map points

Supply chain designers can configure map widgets to display specified labels with map points.

See Define a map point.

Last modified: Monday May 14, 2018