Retain project and task status when duplicating a project

Hi all,

I want to duplicate a project as a snapshot (interim baseline) for my project.  This will allow me to refer back to earlier versions if I need to.  However, when I duplicate my project the task statuses are not retained, instead they revert to 'not started' status.  This is the case regardless of whether I am using the default workflow or a custom workflow.

Hoping you can help

Thanks

Chris

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Cansu

Hi Chris Pallett, welcome to the Community, and thank you for posting. There is a similar request here, would you mind checking it and upvoting it if you agree? 

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Hi Cansu,

Thank you for getting back to me.

Looking at the post you mention, I agree that the requested feature looks similar although the underlying use-case looks different. What I would like to do is create a snapshot or interim baseline.  The duplicated project would be a static record of that project at a particular point in time, and a back-up in case I need to revert to an older version.  I think Peter wants to create templates for new projects, retaining different status for different types of tasks.

Interim baselines are an important part of managing larger projects and Wrike appears to support that with the 'duplicate' feature.  The problem is that the software does not duplicate, it only partially duplicates, which makes this a bug given that the definition of 'duplicate' is to make an exact copy.

There are two reasons why I will not be 'upvoting' on this.  

1.  In my view, it's a bug that needs to be fixed.

2. Given that the post you mention was written 4 years ago and has 25 replies, many of which support the request, I doubt that another upvote would make much of an impact.

Instead I will spend my time looking for alternative products which better support the needs of our company.

Best regards

Chris

 

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Hi Chris Pallett, thank you for clarifying your use case and suggestion.  

I appreciate the feedback you shared about this, we're always open to hearing your thoughts and concerns about the functionality, since it helps us prioritize requests and learn about what's important to the Community. Conversations like this one are really insightful, and help spark internal discussions with our Product Team about potential improvements.

While we can't deliver on all requests right away, we do take note of what's important to you. I'm sorry to hear that Wrike didn't work out as a tool for your use case. We'll always be happy to see you giving Wrike another try in the future, and will gladly discuss your workflow and use case, just let me know if there's anything I can help with!

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