Although this could be already covered question and suggestion for “duplicate selected” function, because the function dosn’t share File/Linked filed when duplicate entity items(Currently we do a lot in CustomEntity itmes), we have to manually copy/paste to duplicated fields.
I know this might be solved by using API but only copying them with API is overdoing thing, I think. Just copy/paste url strings should be done within web ui and db backend system.
Is there any plan to impove UX around that duplication behaviour?
Good question! Files (Attachments) in Shotgun in a File/Link field work a little bit differently than data that’s stored in an entity or multi-entity field.
Attachments (a File/Link field’s contents are an Attachment even if it is a web link) are different from entity and multi-entity fields. You can’t “link” an attachment, in multiple places like an entity via a field, a new one is always created if you replace a field’s value. The difference makes for the different duplication behavior.
I can see how it’d be useful to populate this info, and even “share” the File between the records where it’s referenced. This would be a great idea to submit to our roadmap site.
Thank you for the reply.
Okay… I get the entity is different and duplicating links is not simple duplication… but I hope just coping web link is not so complex… I’ll send request to the roadmap site.