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Ability to Add Special Characters Such as $ to Account Code

Currently, our company has started using special characters such for accounts as we have run out of numbers. These new accounts with numbers and special characters (like $) can not be entered into Controller.

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  • Aug 14 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Everyone that uses Planning Analytics as the account codes are pushed over from FAP into Planning Analytics.
How should it work?

1.) Allow special characters such as $ be allowed in the account code field

3.) Currently, we are replacing the $ with an '_' and having a lookup file so that our accountants can lookup the actual account name since the original account name can't be stored in Controller.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification We are not able to store the original account name into the account code field because of special characters. We will continue to have more of these in the future.
Customer Name Caterpillar
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    PAUL Allen commented
    21 Aug 02:31pm

    Although this may seem like a trivial change, our concern is that it could be far ranging in the application and represent a lot of risk. Our intention for the future is to overhaul the consolidation engine and database schema and this would be the opportunity to maike such a change a long with longer code lengths etc.

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