For one of our next Sprints, we plan to implement a bulk change function for objects. I described our first idea of that function in the following issue:
- [NET-275] Bulk changes of objects
Sometimes a user needs to update multiple objects at once. For example, for a set of routers, a specific location needs to be set. At the moment, the user needs to update every router object one by one or export all routers as CSV, updates them in Excel and re-import them. For that reason we need a better support for bulk changes.
In the object table (which list all objects of a specific type), the user should select all items, which he wants to change. The filter functionality of the object table should support him, to find the correct objects.
After selecting the objects in the object table, the user should click on a “bulk change“ button, which brings him to an empty edit page. On this page, an empty edit view of that object type should be shown. On this page, the user can set values for fields he wants to change. Each field he wants to change should be marked with a checkbox. On a click on “save”, for all selected objects, the marked fields should be set to the new value. All other fields of the selected objects should not be changed.
You are welcome to share your thoughts and comments about our idea.