Does anyone have a good way to duplicate a project/build new projects from a template where a) tasks have subtasks and b) those subtasks are added to the parent project for the sake of visibility?
I am having an issue with this–every time I create a new project from a template where this is the setup, a copy of the subtask from the new project gets added to the parent task in the template. Example of what I mean:
Let’s say I have a project template (“TEMPLATE”) with a task (“TASK1”) and three subtasks (“SUBTASK1”, “SUBTASK2”, “SUBTASK3”). Because I want the subtasks to be connected to the parent project, I have also added SUBTASK1, 2, and 3 to TEMPLATE.
When I create a new project using TEMPLATE as the template, the new project (“PROJECT2”) is created correctly, everything transfers over fine. However, when I click on TASK1 in TEMPLATE, I now see two copies of each subtask: SUBTASK1, SUBTASK1, SUBTASK2, SUBTASK2, SUBTASK3, SUBTASK3. One for TEMPLATE, the other for PROJECT2.
Now, if I create another project from TEMPLATE, the new project (“PROJECT3”) ends up with two sets of each subtask: one set for PROJECT3, and one set from PROJECT2, because those were somehow copied into TEMPLATE when I created PROJECT2.
The same behavior occurs when I turn TEMPLATE into a regular project and duplicate it.
Anyone else seen this? Workarounds? Help!