Troubleshooting Timeline Duplication Issues

Preceden's Duplicate Timeline feature works well for 99% of timelines, but due to a difficult-to-fix bug there's one situation it does not support:

You won't be able to use this feature if your timeline meets the following criteria:

  1. Your timeline has multiple layers
  2. An event in one layer starts when an event in another layer ends

Here's an example:

If you attempted to duplicate this timeline, Preceden would display an error.

Workarounds

There are two ways to get around this:

  1. Make it so no events start when an event in another layer ends. For example, in the example above, you'd uncheck the "Make this event start when another event ends" checkbox and specify a start date instead.
  2. Export your timeline as a CSV then import it into a blank new timeline. This works because CSVs don't have information about dependents, so each event will be created independently on the new timeline. The downside is that your new timeline won't have the dependencies the original timeline had. It also won't retain the other settings you set on the original timeline.

It's on our roadmap to fix this, but hopefully one of these workarounds works in the meantime. Sorry about that!

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