Duplicating Tasks 

You may need to construct a managed task that consists of similar steps or contains the same triggers as an existing task. Rather than creating the task from scratch, you can save time and effort by simply duplicating the existing task. Thereafter, you can make the necessary changes to the steps and/or properties of the duplicate task. When you duplicate a task, a new task object appears in the Task Administrator and a new task (.AML) file is created in your default managed tasks directory. The properties and steps of the new task are completely identical to the original. The new task will have the same name as the original with a (1) appended to it.

To duplicate a task:

  1. From the Task Administrator, right-click the task you wish to duplicate and select Duplicate from the menu that appears or highlight the task and hit CTRL + D. A copy of the task is added to the managed tasks pane. The new task will have the same name as the original with a (1) appended to it.

  2. Right click the new task, select Rename, and then enter the desired name for the new task. Both the managed task name and the task steps (AML) file name are changed.

  3. Edit the task properties and steps as desired.

To duplicate a task:

  1. From the Task Administrator, right-click the task you wish to duplicate and select Duplicate from the menu that appears.

OR

Highlight the task and hit CTRL + D.

A copy of the task is added to the managed tasks pane. The new task will have the same name as the original with a (1) appended to it.

  1. Right click the new task and select Rename

OR

Highlight the new task and hit F2.

Then enter the desired name for the new task. At this point, both the managed task name and the task steps (AML) file name are changed.

  1. Edit the task properties and steps as desired.

See Also

Creating a Task Without the Wizard

Organizing Tasks

Editing Task Properties

Working with Task Steps