Duplicating tasks

Hi,

 

It would be great to add to this feature to be able to duplicate a task multiple times at once. For instance, I need to add a task for all managers to complete so I have to duplicate it 10 times or more. It would be great if there were an option to duplicate it "x" # of times.

Thanks!

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Anastasia

Hi Stephanie! Great question - this is actually possible, to do it you'd need to set up a chain of Recurring Tasks. In fact, we've recently launched a beta program with new recurring tasks logic. You can try out the functionality as it is now, and if you'd like to give the beta program a go, just let me know and I'll be happy to assist with setting this up. To create a recurrence:

  1. Open a task.
  2. Click on the task's menu icon, and select "Make recurrent".
  3. Choose the required limits, add details, and save the recurrence.

Happy to answer any other questions about this! :)

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Anastasia,

 

How would this functionality work if I wanted to create all of the tasks with the same start/end date?  I have a similar workflow to Stephanie wherein we will create individual review tasks for each team member to review a document.  Each task should be identical except for the person it is assigned to.  

We initially tried checklists in the description but we have collaborator users and they are not able to check a box in the description due to functionality limitations.  

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What I've found most helpful in this case Jeremiah is to create a task for myself to ensure all managers (or team members) review the document or whatever is required and then create a subtask and duplicate the subtask assigning to each manager/team member. 

I hope that's helpful!

Stephanie

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Hi all,


I have a workaround for this since it seems they aren't going to add this obviously necessary and SUPER BASIC feature.

Create Project "TASKS TEMPLATE"

Duplicate Project "TASKS TEMPLATE" and rename it "TASKS TEMPLATE 2"

Select all Tasks in TASKS TEMPLATE 2

A menu should come up on the right (or it may require a right-click after multiple task selection).  Anyhow, see screenshot for this one.

Choose MOVE TO and then choose the Project you want these tasks moved to.

Delete TASKS TEMPLATE 2 (and keep original TASKS TEMPLATE for future use)

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I use Kelly's method but this works as I'm admin on the account. When our regular users try this with the permissions limited to not allowing for deletion in critical project spaces, this becomes a huge problem.

We have PMs that need to create a new project for an existing client but want to duplicate the client information (60+ fields) that is associated with previous projects. Ideally, they would be able to duplicate the earlier project without the tasks and then add new/fresh tasks from the blueprint according to their needs. The fact you can't create the tasks you want from an existing blueprint to an existing project is ridiculous. Not being able to copy them without being forced to copy into another blueprint just introduces more problems and work for admins to clean up client folders, move tasks, and delete empty project shells. 

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Hi Samia O'Bryan, welcome to the Community 👋 Thanks a lot for sharing detailed feedback with us, I'll now pass it on to the dedicated team at Wrike.

Please let me know if there's anything else I can help you with! 

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