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Duplicate items

create new item; create an item from another item

Your business may require the creation of a large number of similar items. Save time by making a duplicate, or copy, of an existing item, modifying it, then saving it with a new name.

These instructions tell you how to duplicate items one at a time. If you are duplicating inventory or service items, you can use another window to duplicate multiple inventory and service items and paste from Excel.

To do this task

  1. Go to the Lists menu and click Item List or Fixed Asset Item List.

  2. Highlight the item you want to copy, then right-click and choose Duplicate Item.

  3. Change the item's information as necessary. The item's name will be same but the letters "DUP" will be appended to it. You can rename the item as desired. Remember, though, that two items cannot have the same name.

  4. Click OK.

Note: A few notes about duplicating items.

  • If you duplicate a main (or "parent") item, the new item will also be a parent item. If you duplicate a parent item that has subitems, only the parent item will be duplicated. The subitems will not.

  • If you duplicate a subitem, the new item will also be a subitem.

  • If you duplicate an inventory item, all item information will be copied except "On Hand" and "Reorder Point." Those fields will be set to "0."

See also

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