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titleWhat does making a clone do?
  1. Creates an exact carbon copy of an item, including references and metadata.
  2. Assigns the item a new Question ID.
  3. Changes the original Item state to Obsolete by default, but can be kept active if required.
  4. If both the items are kept active, then an enemy association is created between them.

 

  1. Click the Clone button. A confirmation pop-up window appears with check boxes for Statistics, Blueprint, or Metadata, which must be selected in order to transfer information related to these parameters from the original item to the cloned item.

    Note
    When you opt to deselect the Statistics check box, and the item has statistics associated with it via External ID, the statistics are not transferred to the cloned item, but the External ID is transferred. In the previous versions of ExamDeveloper, the statistics used to get transferred to the cloned item regardless of the state of the Statistics check box. You can opt via radio button options to make the original Question Obsolete, so that only the cloned Question is active. You can select the second radio button instead, to keep the original item also active so that there are two active versions of the same item in the Item Bank.


    Warning
    If the item being cloned is part of a Draft Exam Form/Section, a warning message is displayed mentioning the name of the Draft Exam Form/Section. This message is not displayed if the item is part of a published Exam Form/Section.

     

     

  2. You must decide what to do with the original item when you make a clone of it. You can can make the original item obsolete, or keep the original item active in the item bank and you will have two active versions of the item.

  3. Click OK to save the changes, or Cancel to discard them and return to the Examine Questions page.

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    The cloned item is added to the project in a Draft state.

    Please note that the original item and its clone become Enemies, and the enemies of the original item also become the enemies of the cloned item.

    If an item belongs to a case, the original item still belongs to the case but the cloned item does not belong to the case.

    Warning
    If the item being cloned is part of a Draft Exam Form/Section, a warning message is displayed mentioning the name of the Draft Exam Form/Section. This message is not displayed if the item is part of a published Exam Form/Section.
    Note

    Users are prevented from cloning an item that is currently checked out to another user if you attempt to make the original item obsolete. A red message box notifies you that the item is checked out to another user. You cannot change the state of the original item to obsolete if another user has the item checked out.

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    titleWhen would I use a clone?

    A clone might be used in the event that someone wants to modify an item without affecting the item already present in any existing modules.

    Note

    When you clone an item that is part of a case, the item is cloned but it does not belong to the case.

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