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As far as I know, sub folders could always inherit properties displayed on the data card of their parent folder (even automatically)
Goto to E. admin. Right click the user name or all users and select settings. Select the Explorer tab and then check "Show inherited values in folder card edit page"
This may help you if your using the same Veriables in the subfolder cards as the main folder cards.
Thank you to both of you but I guess I wasn't clear enough. I understand the inheritance of properties from the parent folder, and I am using that feature for the majority of the properties of my subfolders.
The challenge is that I am using a template to add new folders to an already existing parent folder, and at the same time I am assigning a value to one particular variable, which I want to apply to the new subfolders, the already existing subfolders, and the parent folder. If I assign the variable using the template, it applies only to the folders created by the template (not pre-existing ones). Assigning a value this way also overrides the inheritance behavior of that property, so any future change on the parent folder won't affect the property on the template-created folders. If it were possible to modify the property of the parent folder using the template, that would solve my problem, but alas, it is not.
Here is my work-around.
1. User adds the new property value to the parent folder data card manually.
2. User opens the parent folder and runs the template to add the subfolders, which then inherit all the information.
I was just trying to combine these into one step. Not possible it seems.
You are correct that this cannot be done via templates.
Your workaround is fine.