Allow Mobile Copy In Addition To Mobile Edit

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    Sara Kaplow, Community Manager

    Hey Nathan,

    This is actually something you can do if you have your apps set so that users can edit and view things on mobile. If you go into your history and click on the Submission, you'll see New as an option: 

    That will copy that exact submission and allow you to walk through it again. Here's a video of that working:

    https://gocanvas.wistia.com/medias/2bd15kjlp0. 

    The limitation, however, is that it would have to be the same user doing both Submissions. 

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    Nathan H

    Hi Sara.

    That helps.  I had never tested the New option as I thought it would just launch a new blank submission.  That is exactly what I was after.

    Thanks.

     

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    Sara Kaplow, Community Manager

    Doing new in that instance creates an entirely new submission, so the submission number changes. Here's what the submission numbers look like in the backend for the submissions I did above: 

    So it's a little different than a mobile edit when you use new. 

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    Nathan H

    Nice.  Thank you.

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    Sara Kaplow, Community Manager

    I'm going to go ahead and move this to Using Apps. Great feature that isn't well documented, thanks for surfacing it!

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    Nathan H

    Perfect.  I would add a vote for changing the button to say Copy instead of New, but that's just my weirdness.

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    Curtis Byrd

    There is an additional limitation in that the "new" or copy option goes away if a new version of the app is created.

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    Saenz Isnoorfaris

    Hello, I have the same question to ask eventho this question was asked 3 years ago. I dont see this "New" option . I can only see view and edit. 

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    GoCanvas Community Manager

    Hey Saenz,

    The mobile interface has changed since Sara provided these screenshots. Could you provide a screenshot for what you are looking at? That will help me to direct you to what to do! Thanks!

     

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    Scott Humphrey

    I used to use this feature frequently but the copy option has dropped off some apps in the history. How do I get it back?

     

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    Nathan H

    Hi Scott,

    Do the apps in question have mobile edit enabled?

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