Duplication is one of the batch operations available for activities.
You can copy activities from one project to another, or within the same one. It saves you time adding activities that are similar to existing ones.
To perform activity copying, follow these steps:
- Go to Activity Center.
- Select the activities to be duplicated.
- Click 'Duplicate' (see illustration below) on the batch operation panel.
- Select the target project(s).
- Select additional options:
- or copying to a single project only: if you want a sub-activity from the source project to become a top level activity in the target one, i. e. not a sub-activity to any activity, select Create as top-level activity.
- If you want the target activities to have the same assignees as the original ones, select Copy activity assignees.
- If you want the target activities to have the same start date as the source ones, leave the Change activity start date to today option unchecked.
- Clear the Don't send notifications checkbox if you want the recipients of email notifications to be notified of this event.
- Click Apply.
Preserving activity hierarchy during duplication
If you wish to keep the hierarchy existing between activities being copied you must make sure that both sub-activity and parent activity are selected. This is best illustrated in the example below:
If you select Task 1 and Sub-subtask 1 without selecting Subtask 1, which is the parent for Sub-subtask 1, copying will result in Task 1 and Sub-subtask 1 becoming TOP LEVEL activities in Project 2.
However, if you select Subtask 1 as well, it will result in preserved hierarchy of the tasks copied.