Ideas for Arc XP

Add Ability To Edit Composer Templates In New Tab When Bulk Updating

Hi there,

I'm seeking a better way to update multiple Composer templates at once. The current process requires you to go to the Templates tab at the top, find/scroll to the template you want to edit, click the gear icon, make changes and then return to the Templates tab to work on the next template.

It doesn't appear you can open a Composer template into a new tab from that Templates page, which makes having to update multiple templates difficult.

A use case occurs at the end/beginning of a new year, when needing to update the copyright field to reflect the new year. If you have a lot of Composer templates, this can take a long time to do.

It would be great to have a bulk-update option for Composer templates, but for now, I'd like to request the ability to right-click on the gear to open that template in a new tab/window, or Command-click to have it open in a new tab. If this option is currently available via a certain browser, please let me know.


  • Troy Blevins
  • Jan 6 2021
  • Future consideration
Categories User Workflow, New Functionality
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  • Troy Blevins commented
    14 Oct, 2021 05:40pm

    Thank you! I appreciate the update.

  • Admin
    Jenny Czaja commented
    14 Oct, 2021 05:11pm

    Hi Troy, thank you for your note. Our team is planning to tackle sizable updates to the templates experience in early 2022 -- we know there are many Ideas submissions around templates, and we will certainly keep this use case in mind as we approach designs!

  • Troy Blevins commented
    14 Oct, 2021 03:34pm

    Hi again,

    We're approaching the end of another year. I wanted to comment on this Arc Idea that this is still being sought since we'll need to update multiple Composer templates.

    Is there any way this feature can be considered in the next couple months?


  • Alasdair McKie commented
    8 Jan, 2021 07:26pm

    Agree with this, though we would also be interested in a properly documented Composer template API endpoint to accomplish similar tasks.