Duplicate Column from Main Item to Subitem

I want the the subitem to have the same columns as my main item. The main item has dropdowns and status columns that would be time consuming to recreate in the subitem columns. Is there a way to match the columns in my main item to the subitem?

save the item column as a template and then add it to the subitem

I need this too. The suggestion to save the column as a template is a good one but it is greyed out. See screenshot.

I know I’m late to the game here, but I just found a way to get this to work. After you have the item columns how you want them: create an item and then at left click the three little dots, and “convert to subitem”. You have to choose a parent item.

Then when it tries to match columns, you can tell it to add the column instead. And then it does! I hope this helps (and makes sense). It works best if you don’t have any subitems yet.


THIS WORKED! Thanks :slight_smile:

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@cdeberry thanks for adding this trick, it worked and saved me tons of time!

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Hi all. Is it possibile to sync a column value from main item to the same column of the subitem?
For example Data column on main item. I want to have the same data value on the same column of each subitem of the main item.


There is a easier way to add the main item’s columns to the subitems.
In the subitem header, if you select the three dots at the end of the columns of the header, you will have the option to copy the columns from the main item.

Word of advice, even if the columns in the subitem header have the same name as your main item columns, these are lacking the formating (ex. the status labels are the default ones, not the ones you have set in your main item). My suggestion would be to delete all the subitem columns and then add all then ones that you need from the main item.

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This was sooo useful!! Thank you!!

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