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Quick Guide: Mass Change a Field


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Quick Guide: Mass Change a Field

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Tutorial: Mass Change a Field

1.Menu Path: Group Actions | Mass Change a Field
2.Select the field you want to modify from the drop-down list
3.Type in the text you want to apply to everyone in the displayed group OR choose from the drop-down list of all the text already in that field.

4.TntConnect will confirm that you want to make this change, since you cannot Undo the change. (TntConnect does do an auto-backup before performing this action. If necessary, you can restore a prior backup.)

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Remember: This action replaces all existing text, if any, for all members of the Current Group. (In case you really messed up, TntConnect made an automatic backup of your database before doing the mass change!)

Add/Remove single items from within a multi-item list

The Mass Change a Field You can also add or remove single items from fields that have multiple items separated by commas.

In this example, "Thor" will be removed from all selected contacts Favorite Superhero field, whether it is the only value in the field or is one of many. Any other superheros in that field will remain.

Mass Change items in your History

As you get to use TntConnect more and more, you may find that you want to update past history events. For example, you may want to assign a User to past history, since that feature was not available before. Or, you may want to change you past E-Newsletters from the "Newsletter" task type to the new "E-Newsletter" task type. It is very easy to change a specific field on any number of past history events.

1.Select the items in your history that you want to edit.
2.Right-click on any of the selected rows and choose "Edit".
3.Update the specific field you want changed.
4.Press OK. Now that specific field will be changed on all of the selected items, but all other fields will remain unchanged.

Comments on this Help Topic

ss57 wrote re: Quick Guide: Mass Change a Field
on 14 Nov 2013 6:10 PM

Is there a way to mass change history objects? In 3.0 there are new history types, and it would be nice to go back and adjust the type of old history entries.

Bob Mac Leod wrote re: Quick Guide: Mass Change a Field
on 14 Nov 2013 9:49 PM

Yes, it's easy--I  have done it several times for the exact reason you mention.

Select all of the items you wish to update.

Right-click and select "Edit".

The normal Log History box will appear, and you can select the specific field you want to edit.

Click OK.

Only that field will update on all of the selected tasks; all of the other fields will remain unchanged.

verkruijssen wrote re: Quick Guide: Mass Change a Field
on 27 Nov 2018 2:39 PM

I made a mistake. I used 'mass change a field'  in group action menu for adjusting the greetings. It now says the word 'TRUE, in all greetings. But I'd like to restore all back to the first names. How can I do that?

Troy Wolbrink wrote re: Quick Guide: Mass Change a Field
on 3 May 2019 6:16 PM

@verkruijssen, do a mass change a field again, but this time change Greeting to nothing (blank).  This will cause the Greeting to get reset.

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