You should be able to Modify All with the TMS:Task form as long as those tasks don't have dependencies (parents) that have to be closed, first. I tested this in my 8.1.01 DEV environment and was able to accomplish it by:
- Select the Tasks you want to modify (any selected tasks may not have parents that are open)
- Select Modify All. All the fields will go blank.
- Select Status -> Closed.
- Select the Dates Tab and be sure to input an Actual Start Date and Actual End Date.
- Select Save at the top left.
Not sure if there is another base or back-end form to force close tasks without this effort...
Thank you so much Matthew! That worked great! I'm assuming this is the case with most objects in Remedy 8.1? For instance modifying CRQs and CIs?
Great! The Modify All feature should work with most forms. Anything that is typically a unique field such as Name or Instance ID will be greyed out so you can't do a bulk change on them. I definitely have used it many times on some object list forms to perform bulk changes, for example: to change status or people information.
Just be sure to select the items you want to change, then select modify all, then fill in the information you want to change, then select save on the top left. Keep in mind that some fields might be required (like those TMS:Task Actual Date fields) that may need to be filled in as well.