Copying a bucket

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Is there a current status on the ability to copy a bucket? You have copy a task and copy a whole plan but no ability to copy a bucket. I sometimes have the need to have dozens of 'plans' that are very similar and with only a small number of tasks in each. Instead of creating many separate plans we have one plan and in it each bucket is a separate instance. One bucket is a 'template' that contains the tasks with labels, checklists, etc. and we need to copy that template to another bucket and only update the dates.

Is this functionality planned? Seems odd you can do a task or a whole plan but not a bucket. Thank you.

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Thanks for detailed explanation. This exact functionality is not planned yet. This might be a perfect time to ask for your input on this area. We have heard of similar asks, for example, when copy tasks can I select multiple tasks, or when I enter tasks can I select to import from my existing tasks from other plan. Will any of these flow also satisfy your specific need, if all are possible, which way would you prefer? Thanks!
I imagine if it were possible to select multiple tasks I could select all tasks in a bucket and then copy them to another but I believe the best way is just like you have now. Click the ellipses on the bucket and have option to 'Copy Bucket' and have it present a dialog box similar to copy task. It is very cumbersome to have dozens of individual plans, all with a single bucket and small number of tasks. The 'bucket per plan' method seems to work, and keeps the planner interface and number of plans manageable but right now you have to copy task by task which is not realistic. The only downside is the viewing when there are dozens of buckets but the filters help that alot.

I'm right with you, @Steve Mitchell. Having to individually duplicate tasks in Microsoft Planner/Project almost makes the system more cumbersome than it is worth. I would love to be able to copy entire buckets or select multiple tasks to be copied at the same time.

@Steve Mitchell Yes I would love to have this feature as well! 

"I would love to be able to copy entire buckets or select multiple tasks to be copied at the same time." Both options would be great! @WPubAssociateEditor @Si Meng