Import of a single value to a MultiList

Hi All,


Is there a way to make an import of a single value to a MultiList work? Every time when I try to add a new entry to an existing list, it overwrites everything that already exists there.

Example:  A part is released with 3 values A, B, C in the attribute YYY. When I try to update attribute YYY with an import and add value D, it replaces A, B, C with D. Is there a way to import D, so I end up with A, B, C, D?

I tried to update Preferences but still can’t make it to work. The only solution I see is to extract existing values add a new one to the list and import all. However, if I do that, everything is red-lined (and only one entry should be red-lined).


Thank you in advance for help,


Agile User Asked on November 6, 2019 in Product Collaboration.
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Yes, it is possible starting from 936 RUP4 version  using the Multilist Append Mode Preference. I just tried in our environment and it works fine

– Raj


Agile Expert Answered on November 6, 2019.

Thank you Raj. Unfortunately we are not on 936 yet. Good to know this has been improved on the newer version.


Have a good day,


on November 7, 2019.
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If you are running any version before 936 RUP4, you need to get the current value(s) and append the new value to them.

Import up to 936 RUP4 assumes that you provide everything that should be in an attribute, and so it replaces A,B,C with what you give it – D. And yes, if there are existing values, it should not red-line them, but it does. Except for initial data loading, I advise folks to avoid processing multi-list attributes with Import.

Agile Angel Answered on November 6, 2019.

Thank you Kevin.


Yes, I was aware of the workaround, i.e. extract existing values, append new value and import all. To my own surprise (I tried it many times in the past), only new values were red-lined. This will work for me.




on November 7, 2019.
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