Causal updates
Causal updates
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Last Actual Date

 

New

  

Last Actual Date is a new time setting in Causal which determines what is displayed as an "actual", in timestep labels, sparklines, and charts/tables. See more here.

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Alongside this, we've released a new helper variable with the same name, which can be used in formulas (e.g. if you want to forecast variables using historical averages). See more here.

Approval workflows

 

New

  

When budgeting or forecasting, it is often useful to get input from others on the assumptions you’re making. This is what we designed Suggest Edits access for. See more here. Note: this is only available on our Business plan 🚀

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Cmd + K Shortcut Improvements

 

Improvement

  

On top of being able to open other models, search for variables, and open the help menu, cmd + K (or ctrl + K) now has more capabilities! Now after you select a cell or multiple cells, you can:

  • Change the unit
  • Change the format (precision, magnitude, etc.)
  • Create visuals
  • Switch to a view or add variable(s) to view
  • Group variables
  • Model actions (add scenario or category)

Improvements for moving variables

 

Improvement

  

We have implemented 3 ways to flexibly move around variables within the spreadsheet view of your model!

Method 1: You can now drag variables into/out of groups

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Method 2: You can cut/paste (ctrl/cmnd + x) variables in the spreadsheet

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Method 3: You can use alt/option + up/down to move variables up and down in the spread sheet

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"Add section above" button

 

Improvement

  

We moved the button that lets you add a section. It's now next to the section name instead of all the way on the right.

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Version/ Scenario Update

 

Improvement

  

When creating versions or scenarios, Causal now automatically applies them to all connected models.

Prior to the update, you would be prompted to whether you would like this to occur.

Updated behaviour for imported variables

 

Improvement

  

Variables that are imported from a model with a different date range will now use the variable's "Empty Value" for missing time steps (instead of zero). The empty value is the variable’s value at time steps without a formula and it can be changed in the context-menu by right-clicking on the variable:

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View Visualizations Update

 

New

  

When a view is active, any category items that were filtered out will not show on the visualization.

Prior to this update, all category items would be present in the visualizations even if a view excluded some of them.

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View Aggregations Update

 

Improvement

  

When you create a view that filters out some category items of a category, the total will still include all of the category items, rather than just the ones that were filtered in.

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Export Models to CSV and Raw Excel Files

 

New

  

You can now export your model to a CSV or Raw Excel file.

To do this, press on the gear on the top right of your model and then press on "Export".

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