Screen Copy From One App To Another

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    Melissa Reitmeyer

    I agree Glenn...  I am have the same issue. This option would be extremely helpful. Majority of our apps require a standard corporate sign off and would love to be able to copy this into all new apps vs having to recreate it.  By manually reproducing each time, there is the risk of human error and lack or corporate form standardization.

    thanks for making this suggestion.  

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    Nathan H

    This would be good.  It would also be cool if you could create some screens and some groups for screens that could be inserted all together.  Maybe the add screen button could bring a small modal window or drop down to allow you to choose if you want to make a new screen or use a screen (or group of screens) from your library.

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    CJ Friedman

    Agree. some type of screen templet same as for apps. we happen to have lots of apps with same or similar screens. and would be a great help

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    Sean Jacques Engelbrecht

    I have been thinking about this one too and especially relating to what Melissa mentioned about the human error and keeping things standard across all apps requiring the information from another one...... Let's hold thumbs, these Gocanvas guys are Totally Awesome if you just look back a year or two and realize where we have come from. 

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    Rob Worley

    We have a similar requirement where several screens of reasonable complexity (reference data, calculations, screen conditions and export field names) are common to two apps and are updated periodically. It'd be great to insert them together and retain the references between screens where possible. Perhaps another option behind the "Add Screen" button in the app designer?

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    Doug Borrowman

    This would also be helpful if there was a way to copy individual fields in addition to whole screens from one app to a different app. Along the lings of something like a "your fields" and "your screens" library where fields and wholes screens can be stored and then pulled from in creating future apps without having to start from scratch on those items again and risk mis-entering data. 

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    Siobhan Tabatabai, Community Manager

    Thank you all for your awesome, detailed feedback! We will continue to monitor this post as it continues to accumulate votes and responses. 

    All the best,

    Siobhan

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    Tracy Mason

    Please make this happen. I have a screen I have to have in several apps and it's a PAIN to do this particular one. It has to look exactly like it does on the actual paper. Thank you!

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    Mark Greenberg

    This would be such a helpful feature. Due to the complexity of our apps and the need to keep the databases of submission in tact, I normally have to create a duplicate app as a "test bed" to try things out before making wholesale changes in our main apps. Having the ability to copy screens from one app to another or the ability to create templates of screens to use in a variety of apps would keep me from having to reinvent the wheel each time I do a major update to our main apps. As others mentioned, this would certainly cut down on human error.

     

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    Joseph Cook

    My scenario is the same as Mark's - I have a copy of an app for developing/testing (and to reduce the number of submissions on a production app due to testing), and it would be nice to be able to copy the screen from my dev app to the production one.

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    Tammie McGrath

    I would love this... I am just now starting to use this program and have already run into realizing how helpful it would be to be able to copy one screen from one app and paste into another app... Would save time. 

     

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    Chip Phillips, Community Manager

    Howdy Joseph, Mark, Tammie, and Tracy,

    Thank you each for taking the time to comment and upvote on this feature request! Items from the Community get reviewed on a regular basis. Making a comment and upvoting on feature requests ensures these items are recognized, so we appreciate the effort!

    Being able to copy fields/screens from one App to another App is one of our most highly requested features. We absolutely recognize the challenges that this feature would solve. I can assure you this feature is being actively considered by our Development teams (we're actually coming up on our roadmap planning in a few weeks).

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    Veronica Ribeiro

    HI, any update on this request?Thanks

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    Mike Goodman

    Any update on this?  I am currently adding two new screens to all of our daily reports.  This is very time consuming and I could do them all in a couple of minutes if I had a copy function.

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    Chip Phillips, Community Manager

    Howdy Mike and Veronica,

    Our Product Managers are working on improvements and planning updates to the App Builder. Part of their discussions is determining how best to implement the ability to save and re-use content across multiple Apps.

    As I understand it, the ability to copy fields/screens from one App to another is still in the early stages of planning, so we do not have a timeline on this functionality.

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    Ryan Araki

    Hi Chip. commenting to keep this feature request active, thank you.

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    John Dolza

    Chip - 

    Hi again, you replied earlier to my post about picking a good tablet and I really appreciate your dilligence in this forum.  We are new users, and we're NOT an IT department at all.  So as 1st time developers, we're still working things out in designing our apps.  To that end, being able to copy and paste would be great.  I see from this thread I'm not the first with that idea - is this going to roll in the short term do you think ?

    John

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  • Howdy John and Ryan,

    Thank you for taking the time to comment and check in on this Feature Request! 

    There is no estimated timeline on the functionality to copy fields/screens from one App to another App, but our Product Managers understand the hurdles this feature would solve and this request is shining brightly on their radar.

    We will be sure to share any major updates in this space, and I would advise following this post to receive email notifications when new comments/updates are added here.

    John, since you are a relatively new user, I wanted to make sure you had seen the Help Center topic detailing how fields and screens can be copied within a single App. I know this doesn't directly address the feature request, but it can save time when building apps.

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    Stephanie Fisher

    The ability to copy an App or specific screens from one app to another would be a game changer.  I just realized that rather than creating 4 or 5 different apps for my new hire paperwork, I should have created ONE with multiple screens! Now it doesn't seem worth re-doing ALL of those fields. 

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    Morgan Flood

    Any updates on this? Like others have said, it would be incredibly helpful and a MASSIVE timesaver. 

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    Craig Northmore

    Hi all, any news on this feature being added?

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    Chip Phillips, Community Manager

    Howdy Craig and Morgan,

    Thank you for checking in on this Feature Request! We still do not have an estimated timeline for this functionality, but I am continuing to share any comments and upvote counts with our Product managers.

    Once any updates are made available, I will be sure to reply here. That way, anyone who has commented on/followed this topic will receive a notification via email.

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