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Template field in Project Details should update when new templates are added

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Level 5

04-11-2022

Description - Currently, the Template field in Project Details only shows the template that was used to initially create the project.  It doesn't update if the template is changed or if new templates are added.  I think it should show the current template that is being used.  This is the only way admins can gather accurate information about template usage.  

 

Why is this feature important to you - I need accurate information about template usage.  

 

How would you like the feature to work - I would like the Template field in Project Details to update if the template is changed.  

 

Current Behaviour - Currently, the Template field in Project Details only shows the template that was used to initially create the project. 

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Level 3

04-11-2022

Our users have a tendency to copy projects rather than create new ones from the template. This can cause obvious issues if the templates are updated from time to time. I agree with this and think that having a point version added automatically to the end of templates as they are updated would allow for an accurate showing of how many projects are on old vs new templates. 

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Level 10

08-11-2022

I wouldn't hold my breath for this one. When a project is created from a template, that template is recorded as an attribute to that project. Since (sub)templates can be added later for additional tasks, it records those at the task level. There would be no way for the app to know which templates supercede others.

 

If I create a job using template A and then add a few tasks with sub-template B, it displays A as the originating template and then each task displays that task's originating template. If I then delete every task from Template A one by one, leaving only Template B tasks, how would the app know to replace the original recorded Template A with Template B?

 

I think it would be a major overhaul to change the way this works.