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Chand Mohammad S
Chand Mohammad S

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How to perform Bulk Actions on Postman's Collection Sidebar

If you frequently use APIs as a consumer, you may have chained together Requests, Folders, and Collections depending on the situation, such as when creating test suites or automating processes. When adding requests to folders or collections, each request must first be added before being dragged up to the proper drop location, which makes it a tedious process.

To address this, Postman released a new functionality that makes it much easier to perform Bulk Actions on multi selected items. Be sure to update client to version 9.22+ in order to see these features.

Bulk Actions

Let's see how to perform Bulk Actions on Requests pertaining to Folders & Collections.

If using Windows, use Ctrl+Left Click to grab the relevant items, or choose the first item while holding down the Shift key, then choose Last to perform various actions on the entities you have chosen, such as

# Move

Move

# Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste

# Cut

Cut

# Delete

Delete

When you delete a collection, any associated monitors, integrations, and mock servers will also be deleted and deactivated. Collections can, however, be recovered from trash.

# Restore

  • Step 1 :

Step 1

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    Step 2

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    Step 3

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    Step 5

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    Step 6

  • Step 7 :
    Step 7

# Undo

Undo

Conclusion

Hopefully you found it interesting to learn how to move, copy, delete, and undo multiple items at once with Postman's Collection Sidebar. Both Web and Postman Client (9.22+) versions have access to this functionality.

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