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Copy a Custom Field

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Level 10

2/15/17

Having the functionality to copy a custom field will be hugely beneficial to the users in charge of managing the forms and System Administrators. Currently if I, for example, have a dropdown with 100 choices, and want to have a second dropdown with 99 choices, I will have to manually recreate all those 99 choices.

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Level 4

8/8/17

Using the same custom field on a request more than once would be helpful as well so we don't have to create slightly modified versions. In a lot of our forms we ask for slightly different information (ex. company A's primary category and company B's primary category. A section break can define a lot and then the same custom field could be used with respect to multiple issues.

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Level 1

10/17/17

Agreed. I've worked with clients where we have dropdowns with 10s and hundreds of options, and they need that field 5 times. We've handled with a kick-start, but that's cumbersome and tricky too. It would be extremely beneficial to have a copy function.

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Community Advisor

5/23/18

I'm creating a skills inventory form right now and each question has the same answer choices, but I have to type out the 5 options for every new field; which is causing more time than it would to make the same thing in Excel.

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Level 7

5/30/18

We have found the same problem here. We need to duplicate a number of fields between 10-15 times and it has been very time consuming not being able to copy the fields.

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Level 9

5/30/18

It's been two plus years since this amazing suggestion was entered by an extremely talented individual -- I hope Workfront can prioritize this huge time saving feature.... ;-)

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Level 3

6/27/18

We have a field for our player roster each season that usually only involves a handful of changes from year to year. It would be very helpful to be able to leave the core roster intact and only have to delete and add a few names to make the new field.

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Community Advisor

6/27/18

@Barb Pilarski, for your instance could you add new players and hide the old ones so that you keep the same field instead of making a new one each year?