copy multiple tasks

Hi,

I want to copy multiple selected tasks.

I can only duplicate one at a time, and then move it.

Is there a better way?

 

JOe

help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/209603869-Duplicate-Tasks-and-Subtasks?flash_digest=4c98b6c4426da352ea999167dc32ea0e17a48eed

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Stephanie Westbrook

Hi Joe! There's no way to mass duplicate tasks, Jörn was looking for that functionality too though. If you want to +1 his request that will let our team know that you're interested in that functionality as well. 

As a workaround, something that might help if you're doing this for a lot of tasks is to:

  1. Tag all the tasks you need to duplicate in a new Folder. You can do this with mass editing and can name the Folder something like "Duplicate".
  2. Then right click on the Folder from the Folder tree and duplicate the Folder with all tasks. 

 

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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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Thanks Kelly!  Your procedure worked for me.  I also agreed that copying/pasting multiple tasks the Gantt chart interface is a basic function for scheduling, especially if you have multiple spins of the same activities. 

Wrike associates, Please consider this another +1 to add this functionality.    

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It is ridiculous that this is still not a feature. This seems basic to me.

I also found a way it can be done. You can export an excel file of the folder you are working in, delete out the items you dont want to duplicate, and import the file back in. For me, it imported into the top level, so I then grabbed all the new tasks and dragged them into the task I wanted.

Be careful with this method. I dont know exactly what it does if you have tasks connected to other folders/tasks. It felt sketchy when I did it, but it accomplished what I wanted and only took a couple minutes.

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Hi Jeremiah Corson, thank you for letting us know your feedback and also for sharing the workaround that you're using! 🙂

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This is crazy that this still isn't a thing.....copy and pasting items should be a very basic ask. Seems to be a common theme for many procedures in Wrike. All other PM platforms I've used have this. 

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Welcome to the Community Sara 🍕 Wahlund 👋 Thank you for reaching out here! 

Could you please also upvote this Product Feedback suggestion here? And here's a post explaining how our feedback process works 👍

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