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Cloning a list item to the same list, Cloning a list item to the same list

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Hi

 

I’ve been asked to include the functionality to clone a list item so that a user would be able to clock ‘Copy’ and it would create an identical list item which the user could then edit.

I’m guessing I’d use the Copy Item action. Would I be able to copy the item back to the same list and when configuring the action how do I get the action to select all the columns?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Workflow Hero

Re: Cloning a list item to the same list, Cloning a list item to the same list

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Hi Darren Floyd,

sure you can copy to the same list without any problem, just make sure not to check that Overwrite existing item checkbox, you will have two items identical. I guess you are trying to do this with Nintex WF . let me know otherwise will think of appropriate solution.

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Re: Cloning a list item to the same list, Cloning a list item to the same list

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How might you set up the same workflow, but creating multiple copies?  As in, the user would either enter a number in the workflow start form or in a list column specifically for that purpose specifying the # of copies they want.  The workflow would loop and create x number of copies.  I've tried as much but the workflow is only creating one copy before it gets stuck. 

I created a loop containing the copy item action and two variables.  Variable1 stores a start value of zero, Variable2 stores the requested number of copies.  After the copy action, I add 1 to the Variable1 to iterate up to the # of requests.  Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Re: Cloning a list item to the same list, Cloning a list item to the same list

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Nevermind.  My problem was the workflow was pausing before looping because of the safe loop feature.  I used the alternative described here:

  

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