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How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

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How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

In some cases, after you have created Thing Shapes, Templates, Things and mashups it could appear that you want to change the names because you found out some typographical errors or need to change the existing names from a logical/structural/organization point of view .

Our customer does not want to delete or copy them because there are existing relations between the "Things" themselves and the mashups

Is it planned for a future release?

Thanks

Christoph

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Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

Christoph, direct renaming of entities is unfortunately not available at the moment. The workaround for this is to duplicate the entity and then add the corrected name to them.

Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

thanks Aanjan! it would be great to know if we have any plans for that.

Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

hi,

You can also export your entities and change name in the xml file.

Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

Although it is possible this way, it is not a good practice and definitely not recommended to change the names in the xml file. Missing one occurrence, or adding unintended special characters might break the import too.

Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

This actually has been a long standing feature request. There's no roadmap yet for this feature, but I'll be able to provide you with more information once the Jira is updated or I hear back from the devs. Thanks!

Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

+1 To this feature request.

Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

+1

I would say copying an renaming is a bad practice because all the service bindings in the Mashups etc. are not copied as well and you have to redo it.

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Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

+1

Re: How is it possible to rename Thing Shapes, -Templates and Things in ThingWorx without having to delete them?

+1