Our latest release brings you folder cloning (Professional plan required).
To put this feature into some context – some businesses in the Method Grid professional community have very complex playbooks and processes. At this more complex end, over-arching process grids have been built to link off to other related grids i.e. a set of grids are used in conjunction when delivering structured services to their end-clients.
In this scenario, it is desirable for links between such (master) reference grids to be maintained whenever the grid set is cloned into a specific (project instance) copy. The solution to this was to allow for folder cloning.
Now, if you have a multi-grid playbook or process – that involves several interlinking grids – then, as long as they are collected in the same folder, this feature allows you to make a clone of the entire folder and to preserve these intra-links in the new folder/grid instance.
To clone a folder, go to the folder of grids you want to clone (note that you cannot clone your My grids folder or the main Grid library folder). Click the more button (…) in the top right action button area, then click the clone folder tick and the folder cloning process will begin (for folders containing a large number of grids or very large grids, this process can take a few minutes). You can see how it’s tracking with the handy progress bar.
It’s important to note that cloning a folder will clone all grids within it but not sub folders or the grids within those sub folders. Any links between grids within this folder (e.g. element links) will be mirrored to recreate the same interlinking relationships between the new grids in the new folder. Any links to grids outside of this folder will remain unchanged.