Manage categories in Budgeting

Use categories to organize your templates, making them easy to locate and identify. You can create private categories for your personal use or share the categories with your colleagues. Categories can be organized in a two-level hierarchy to support a logical structure.

Example: Create a “Sector” category with sub-categories “Public” and “Private”.


Categorize templates

Note: Assigning a template to a category will make the template visible to other users as soon as it is published.

  1. Click Budgeting.
  2. Select the budget templates or packages you want to categorize.
  3. Click  Categorize. The Assign to categories dialog is displayed.
  4. Select () the categories you want use. You can also unassign categories by deselecting categories ().
  5. Note: Categories marked with  have already been assigned to some of the selected report templates.
  6. Click Apply.

To see the report templates you have categorized, select the relevant category/categories in the Search & filter bar.


 Create category

  1. Click Budgeting.
  2. Go to the Categories section in the Search & filter bar.
  3. Click  +New category. The New category dialog is displayed.
  4. Enter the name of the category.
  5. Enter a description of the category.
  6. (optional) Select a parent category. Note: If a parent category has been shared with other users, sub-categories will also be visible to these users.
  7. Click Create category.

Tip: You can drag and drop categories and category folders to change their order.


Share category

You can share your categories to give your colleagues access to the report templates in specific categories. In addition, your colleagues will be able to use your categories to categorize their report templates. They can not, however, share your categories with other people.

In order to share a category:

  1. Click Budgeting.
  2. Go to the Categories section in the Search & filter bar.
  3. Hold the mouse-pointer over the category you want to share. If the category contains sub-categories, the sub-categories will also be shared. If you share a sub-category, the top-level category will not be visible.
  4. Click . The Share category dialog is displayed.
  5. Select the users with whom you want to share the category:
    • Search: Use the Search field to search for and select individual users.
    • Roles: In the top part of the list, you can select one or more roles. The category will be shared with all users belonging to the roles you have selected.
    • Users:  Select individual users in the list.
  6. Click Apply. The user(s) will see the shared category (and any sub-categories) under Shared with me in the Budgeting screen. They will also see the report templates in the shared category and sub-categories.

Note: A budget template in a shared category can be assigned to other categories by the users with whom you share your category. These categories can, in turn, be shared with other users than the ones with whom you originally shared your category. To “withdraw” the template from other users, you must remove it from the shared category. Unsharing your category will not have any effect on shared categories that you do not own.