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Batch edit all tasks in a particular workboard column
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Upstream report: https://secure.phabricator.com/T5024 (possibility to query all tasks in a column -- which would allow to close all of them with batch edit)

It would be neat if there were a way to close all tasks/cards in a particular workboard column. As an example, take a look at the Team Practices Group's workboard (screenshot attached) - there are 11 cards in the 'Done' column. It's annoying to have to go through one task at a time to update the status to 'Resolved' and would be much nicer if I could select an option from the list along the lines of 'mark all cards resolved'.

Trello provide a feature similar to what I am describing - there's a dropdown menu at the top of each list on a Trello board with a bunch of options, one of which is 'archive all cards on this list'.

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Qgil triaged this task as Low priority.Nov 15 2014, 12:57 AM
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While ideally this task could be accomplished from the workboard view, it would also be great (and I imagine easier to implement) if workboards and workboard columns were parameters on the advanced search page, so that I could create a query to return all open cards in the 'done' column on, for instance, the Team-Practices workboard, and then use the batch task editor to mark them resolved.

+1 for being able to search (and group by) workboard column.

While ideally this task could be accomplished from the workboard view, it would also be great (and I imagine easier to implement) if workboards and workboard columns were parameters on the advanced search page

That doesn't look easier to implement, if you consider that column names are arbitrary, change from project to project, and in our install we can have... how many different options?

I think the feature to pursue here still is "batch edits" on workboards. There is a similar request here: Make bulk moves easier on Workboards.

Qgil renamed this task from Easily close all tasks in a particular workboard column to Batch edit all tasks in a particular workboard column.Dec 19 2014, 10:02 AM

Isn't this one done? Workboard columns have a little arrow dropdown in the header, and if you are in Triagers, one of the choices is "Batch edit tasks...".

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Oh, true! Good catch. We seem to have this feature since April: https://secure.phabricator.com/D12475

Resolving, then.