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Bulk edit: edit items, easier access needed, reduced clicky desired

getting at my data to edit it requires a lot of "clicky" click click click. then i have to save it. clicky clicky clicky.

why not let me edit my item's data where i see it?

need manage record locking, simultaneous edits, etc.

sorry to overlap with the flaming-hot thread about bulk delete, but bulk edit is also desperately needed.

Mike O Not planned

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Hey all,

We're listening, and we know this is a big wish for many of you! We do hope to add a bulk edit functionality to table layout in the future however the functionality is not planned in the short-term roadmap.

We prefer to be honest rather than promise a feature we won't be able to deliver in the near future. 

Thanks for your votes, comments and input.

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

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Agree with Mike!

This takes up serious amounts of time when editing, say a 100 items individually. Specifically I'm annoyed by having to click Edit when I have a text field I've yet to fill out with information.

 

Kind regards

Kasper

 

Kasper Thybo 2 votes
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I would love to be able to mass edit my columns. It seems as thought the checkbox that already exists for the items would help resolve this. I actually don't understand what the check box next to individual app items is for except deleting. I would love to be able to sort and filter by check mark, and then be able to create a view from that. This software has the possibilities to do all of the above, just waiting on the ability! 

Pretty Please!

Also, I think creating a check list should be an app item. That would rock.

Thanks

Neffee

nefetari pinnock 2 votes
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I would love to be able to mass edit my columns. It seems as thought the checkbox that already exists for the items would help resolve this. I actually don't understand what the check box next to individual app items is for except deleting. I would love to be able to sort and filter by check mark, and then be able to create a view from that. This software has the possibilities to do all of the above, just waiting on the ability! 

Pretty Please!

Also, I think creating a check list should be an app item. That would rock.

Thanks

Neffee

nefetari pinnock 1 vote
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Dear Podio:

I imagine your dev team is keen enough to be working on this already, but it's a MASSIVE drawback. From an implementation standpoint, at least conceptually it would be simple enough:

There needs to be a button for bulk editing next to the trash can icon when selecting with check-boxes. This button could evoke a blank item with all fields available for editing, by which all edits would overwrite all entries selected, or only the blank fields of those items selected. Have 2 buttons below in lieu of the "Save" button, one for each of those options respectively. 

Now that will be 5 dollars... but seriously it's a no-brainer!

 

John Lovelady 1 vote
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Yes, bulk editing however you can do it is absolutely essential! Podio, do you ever answer these requests, are you working on this?

James A Bennett 1 vote
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I will second, third, and forth this thread - bulk editing and the ability to more quickly & easily enter edit mode for fields that have not yet been filled out are HUGELY desired - more than any other feature at this time. Hopefully this is in the works. Do you have a roadmap future updates published anywhere?? Many thanks for this awesome platform - REALLY hope we can add some functionality in this regard!

Jason Miceli 1 vote
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Short of general bulk edit, limited bulk edit of just tags would greatly empower Podio. In table view, let us select records (items) and apply bulk tag addition or deletion. The workaround suggested by Podio in another thread, export the entire database to a spreadsheet, then edit and re-import, is computationally expensive and error-prone. Bulk tag edit lets us process the entire database (app) of items more easily, and would work well with ad-hoc Filters (select views).

To make tags even more useful, let us also select whether to display the tag column in Options, and apply boolean expressions (not just OR) on tags when Applying Filters.

Sara Høeg, thank you for suggesting i post here.

John Lam 2 votes
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Hey Mike!

I think the changes released today should help a bit :) Now there is no more edit mode on an item, but instead you can edit all fields directly when viewing them.

You can also use the arrow keys to quickly move to the next item in your list.

Hopefully this can help you save a bit of time.

/Jacquelyn - Podio

Jacquelyn May 0 votes
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Jacquelyn -- thanks for this update. wow. it's been a long time since i last looked at podio. at first glance, this looks like a great feature release! i look forward to another deep dive in the next days. --Mike.

Mike O 1 vote
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Hi Jacquelyn!
The major three things I noticed in the new release related to the bulk-edit question are:

  1. No bulk edit possibility :(

  2. When mass editing items the selected item no longer slides in from the right hand side but pops up in a full screen lightbox. This makes bulk editing one click slower since I have to close the lightbox each time before moving on to the next item.

  3. When I mass edit from a long list of items, items no longer automatically/AJAX update in the list without manually refreshing the page. This introduces one extra click on the refresh button every now and then.

Two steps backwards when it comes to bulk edit and "clicky"-ness in Podio.

Stefan

Stefan Falkboman 2 votes
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Hey Stefan,

We have definitely heard a lot of feedback on points 2 and 3. Number 2 is something our designers are taking into account and considering other possibilities. Number 3 is a but that we hope to have fixed soon :)

It is actually outlined on the blog post we released today regarding the feedback we've received:

http://blog.podio.com/2014/04/29/creator-feedback/

/Jacquelyn - Podio

Jacquelyn May -2 votes
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Bulk editing is extremely needed!

Now it is like having a long list of spreadsheets with one spreadsheets per item and the need to open each file individually to make a change to a single item. Very unhandy and very much slowing down productivity.

Why not simply make a 'spreadsheet mode', allowing to edit away when opening the app and including bulk-change options?

Tillmann Heidelk 1 vote
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Please bring back the preview feature... I can't begin to say how much we miss it! Please, please, please. I understand that other things have been added and we love you for continuing to improve, but the ability to preview items across apps was absolutely essential to our workflow. please bring back!

Howard Brown 0 votes
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Hi @Johannes,

No updates yet - but we still think it is a great suggestion for future improvement of Podio :)

Thanks for adding your vote.

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen -4 votes
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+1 - I also vote for bulk editing... I just moved more than 100 items from a personal work space to one my office is now using after I introduced them to Podio. Unfortunately, none of the linked field references work anymore, and I now have to manually go in and edit EVERY SINGLE ITEM so it links with the proper client. This is very annoying and time-consuming. I wish there was a way to quickly select and edit items!

Lacy Jeffreys 0 votes
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Thanks for adding your vote here Lacy. We also have your support ticket to back the argument for bulk editing further:-)
I understand this was especially frustrating in your case.

/Mette
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Mette Frøkjær Hansen -3 votes
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Hey Mike O, just a heads up that I have changed the title of your request to "Bulk edit" to make it easier for other Podio users to find and vote for your idea :)

Hope this is okay!

//Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen -3 votes