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Ability to Delete many Columns from a Table at once
I just imported 30 columns into the wrong Table (I know - dumb!!). Would be nice to tick all the columns needing to be deleted and then multi delete them!
ID
297
Category
Setup
Author

basenine
Date Created
12/9/2009 5:01:40 AM
Date Updated
12/9/2009 5:01:40 AM
Status
New Idea
Score
60
Promoted By
Jose Luis OrbegosoFabio CardilloEvgeny Latish
Anatoliy Zachynskiygerardo garciabasenine
Comments
Anatoliy Zachynskiy 12/9/2009 6:31:56 AM
May me you mean Records?
It is possible via using Custom Rules (but they are not accessible for users).

Evgeny Latish 12/9/2009 6:58:57 AM
It would be also nice to be able to do some basic actions on group of selected records, like update or hide/show record in addition to deletion.
basenine 12/9/2009 3:38:57 PM
_May me you mean Records? It is possible via using Custom Rules (but they are not accessible for users)._

No - When you set up a table, you can import a csv with row headers that create the column names. I imported 30 into the wrong table...
Philipp Matuschka 12/10/2009 8:56:17 AM
Whatever about the columns, I would like to be able to delete multiple rows. How do I do that?
basenine 12/10/2009 3:58:57 PM
You might need a new thread for this one.....but....export the table, highlight the rows you need deleted, press delete....

save....import back to team desk....

done
Anatoliy Zachynskiy 12/10/2009 4:05:39 PM
What do you mean "**highlight** the rows you need deleted?"
basenine 12/10/2009 4:08:46 PM
export the table as .csv.....open with excel.....highlight the rows
Anatoliy Zachynskiy 12/10/2009 4:15:50 PM
Now I understand. You forgot to mention "delete data"
...export the table, **delete data from table**, highlight the rows you need deleted, press delete....
save....import back
It is possible when you have few records.
In case a big database (many records + many relations) it will work slowly.
Philipp Matuschka 12/11/2009 10:00:55 AM
Sure that works as a work around if you are a technical user with import and export access. If you are just a "normal" user this is no good.
walhhorn 4/4/2010 1:48:24 PM
The discussion here regarding deleting multiple **rows/records** at once should be addressed under [Idea: Ability to override standard and define custom record actions](https://www.teamdesk.net/secure/db/4263/preview.aspx?t=7948&id=102).

Also, the suggestion of exporting data to a spreadsheet, removing unwanted data, and reimporting is not practical when dealing with thousands of records since reimporting can take literally days worth of work.
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