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Question: Is it possible to removing comments from tasks?

Hello! 

Is it currently possible (in any capacity, including using the private REST API) to remove comments from tasks? I'm running into an issue where I need to clean up some tasks created in XLR that have comments in the templates.

Thanks!

Cameron 

 

Cameron Borders Answered

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Hi Cameron

The easiest way is to duplicate the task and remove the original. Take care when doing this with linked tasks inside parallel groups, you would have to add the links manually again in the Planner screen.

Kind regards,

Hes Siemelink 0 votes
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The fastest way I found to do this (and easiest without having to worry about redoing links) was to export the template, remove comments from the JSON, and then import back in.

 

Seems to work well! 

 

Thanks!!

Cameron

Cameron Borders 0 votes
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Hey all! So I noticed that this question is a bit old, but wondering if this functionality has changed? Thanks!

Matthew Reed 0 votes
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How can someone remove a comment from the GUI? What if there are 20 comments in a task, and someone just wanted to remove one. If it has to be done via the API, it will require a higher skill set than an average user of the tool. Is there some setting or permissions that needs to be changed in order to allow someone to delete a comment from a task?

Jeremy 0 votes
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You can't remove a comment through the UI, but it is possible to edit it and remove its contents. Note that a comment will be remain in the activity log.

Kind regards,

Hes Siemelink 0 votes