Is it possible to duplicate (or clone) a card?

  • 13 October 2021
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Is it possible to create a clone of an existing card?  I am looking for a way to have the same card exist in two different collections and/or boards so that the content is the same and any future edits to either card would be reflected on both cards?


Best answer by Callie Rojewski 13 October 2021, 21:20

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Hey @Evan Daily ! Currently, we don't allow for one Card or a Board to live in two Collections at once. If there are Cards with the same information that could belong in multiple Collections, we recommend making a Collection where these Cards can live so that anyone who needs that information can get to it across teams. This knowledge will show up in search for any user that has access to the appropriate Collection.


If you have a full Board that you'd like to duplicate into another Collection, it might make sense to make that Board a Collection and consolidate all that knowledge in one place, and make it accessible to all users who need it. Another option is our Board Permissions feature, which allows you to share Boards with teammates who don't have read access to the rest of the Collection.


There were some great hacks shared in this thread if you want to take a look, specifically one by @BethAnne Freund  re:mirroring cards in multiple collections:


Thanks for the reply @Callie Rojewski 


My use case is this:  I am considering using Guru for both internal staff, our resellers and our customers.  Internally and Resellers, for support of our technical platform and trying to make “Tribal Knowledge” more efficient.  Also for customers for them to use for reference and training.  We have multiple technical platforms the company offers and Collections are divided up by platform.  There is potential for a card that we create for internal reference might apply across our platforms and also to have application for the customer.  I don’t necessarily want the customer to see all our internal reference material.  And I don’t want the card owner to have to manage multiple versions of the card.

I’ll check out the hack, but hacks always make me nervous for deployments.  But if it works.  BAM!  

Thanks again.