Convert your Recent Responses to QuickLists (several at a time!)

Written by on July 31, 2018

Customizing your QuickList database is one of the most powerful ways to save time in TOTAL. But what if you're starting from scratch, or want to get them up and running quickly? We've got you covered! In this week's Tech Tip, we show you how to create large numbers of QuickLists at once with TOTAL's new feature.

TOTAL saves the last 10 entries you've typed in every field of your report. These are called Recent Responses, and if you use TOTAL, you probably have quite a few of them built up already! With the new feature we added, you can create an entire database of QuickLists based on your Recent Response entries — even if you have the maximum of 10 items saved for every single field.

  1. Click the Text Database icon on your QuickList menu (


  2. Select Create new Text Database from the dropdown.
  3. Give your new database a name and mark Prefill with my Recent Responses.
  4. Click OK to finish.

That's it! Your new QuickList database is automatically selected for you, so you can start using it right away.

If you've never used QuickLists before, now's the perfect time to get started. They even sync with our free mobile app, TOTAL for Mobile, so your field work goes by in a flash. Click here to learn about QuickLists with a short video tutorial.

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