#1185 Insert copy of row

Greg Roach

During data entry, it is a frequent operation to create a row that is very similar to an existing row.

I would like a "create copy of row" function, which would work like a combination of "insert row" and "edit row".

On a result set, there are edit/delete icons. I would add a third icon for "create copy". This would redirect to the insert-record screen (same as clicking on insert-new-row), but the values in the form would be pre-filled with the values from the current row.

Obviously, the user would need to edit values to satisfy unique-constraints, etc. before saving.

At present, to achieve this, it is necessary to have two PMA windows open, and copy/paste each value.


  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2009-10-19

    There is already a way to do it: edit the row and choose the option "insert as new row".

  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2009-10-19
    • status: open --> pending
  • Greg Roach

    Greg Roach - 2009-10-19

    <<There is already a way to do it>>

    Ah! I've been using PMA for years, and never noticed that option.

    Perhaps make this a radio-button instead of a drop-down?

    Feel free to reject this request.

  • Greg Roach

    Greg Roach - 2009-10-19
    • status: pending --> open
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2009-12-05
    • status: open --> pending-rejected
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2009-12-05

    IMO radio-buttons would take too much screen space.

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    This Tracker item was closed automatically by the system. It was
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  • SourceForge Robot

    • status: pending-rejected --> closed-rejected
  • Michal Čihař

    Michal Čihař - 2013-06-11
    • Status: closed-rejected --> invalid

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