Causal updates
Causal updates
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Import versions from a google sheet

 

New

  

We made it possible to create a version of your model using a google sheet. This can be used to easily create Budget-Versions. Click on "History" in the toolbar and select "Import version from Google Sheet". This will create a new spreadsheet in your connected google account where you can input your budget data.

Sort data tables

 

New

  

If you sort the category items in the data tables section, the new order is now saved and directly applied to the model.

Moved settings to time dimension popup

 

Improvement

  

We moved the "Import data until" and "Use fiscal years" settings from the advanced options to the time dimension settings at the top left.

Faster data preview

 

Improvement

  

We made some improvements to the data source preview which makes it much faster, especially for big data sources with lots of categories.

Excel exports with views

 

New

  

The excel export now respects your active view — variables and dimension items that are hidden in the view will also be hidden in the exported excel file.

Model Inspector

 

New

  

Similar to the variable inspector that shows you information about a variable, we added the model inspector. It shows you all kinds of useful information about the current model such as model statistics, linked datasources and categories and a map of your model. This will make debugging much easier or help you understand the structure of your model. To open the model inspector, press i or select "inspect model" from the context menu while no variable is selected.

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Moved time-related settings

 

Improvement

  

We moved the "Import data until" and "Use fiscal years" settings from the advanced options to the time dimension settings at the top left.

Folder improvements

 

Improvement

  

We reworked how folders work in Causal. Previously, you had to name your model something like "folder name / model 1" to create a folder. Now you can just click "+ New Folder" at the top right on the causal home page and drag&drop models into the folder. We also added support for nested folders - folders inside other folders. Sharing folders is coming soon!

See which data items you've connected

 

New

  

You can now see a list of all data items that are connected to a variable at the bottom of the screen. This will make connecting lots of data items much easier.

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Growth rate labels on charts

 

New

  

We added a new option for charts: you can now add a label that shows how much a variable increased or decreased in comparison to the previous period. To add this label to your chart, click on the variable in the chart settings and enable "Show growth rate".

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