[Insightly Classic] Updating multiple records with bulk editing

Insightly Classic is the old version of Insightly. It's not available to new accounts. Users on Insightly Classic can switch over to the latest version.

You can update multiple items at once, provided you have permissions to access and edit them. Using the steps below, you can choose a selected group of records and then export them, add tags, and update them in many other ways.

You can also perform bulk updates through importing. See Understanding bulk updating with imports.

To edit multiple records:

  1. Click a tab in the left navigation menu.
  2. If you would like to filter your list of records, use one of these options:
    • Use the Search field above the list (not the one at the top of the page)
    • Click the Filter or View buttons above the list of items. Some pages include an option to create a custom filter.
    • Click a link in the right sidebar under Your Recent Imports if you've recently imported items
    • Click on a tag name to filter by tags
  3. Select the records you'd like to change. You may select:
    • Individual records by clicking the checkboxes to the left of each name
    • All records on the current page by clicking the checkbox above the list. Insightly will display up to 50 records per page.
    • All records in the list you're viewing (if there are more than 50 listed on subsequent pages) by clicking the checkbox above the list and then clicking the link in the "Select all..." message that appears at the top of the list


  4. Click one of the bulk editing options that appear above the list. The available options will depend on which page you're viewing.
  5. Follow the prompts to select or enter new data to update the selected items.

Contacts and Organizations: The Bulk Edit button

When selecting contacts and organizations, the first button in the toolbar is the Bulk Edit button. Clicking this pencil icon will take you to the Bulk Edit page, where you can make multiple edits at once.

To make changes from the Bulk Edit page:

  1. Click the checkbox next to each item you'd like to change.
  2. Select or enter the value you'd like updated.
  3. Click the Save Bulk Edits button.


Bulk editing options

After you've checked the boxes to select your records, the bulk edit buttons will appear above your list. Choose from the actions to update your selected records. Not all actions are available for all objects.


Click the pencil icon to add or remove tags, add links, change permissions, and more.

There are various ways to narrow down your list to a set of records that you'd like to update:

  • Create a custom list and filter
  • Click a link in the right sidebar under Your Recent Imports if you've recently imported items
  • Click on a tag name to filter by tag

Bulk editing and workflow automation

If you use workflow automation, you need to enable it when you bulk edit. Select your records and click the bulk edit icon. On that screen, you will check the box to trigger and process any workflow automation actions that are applicable when the edit is complete.


If this is not checked, workflow automation rules and actions will not be processed for these edited records.
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