Sometimes you are using a trick for such a long time, you automatically suspect the whole world to know it. As you might know the internal communication protocol for the BI-server is UDML. A simple way of getting the UDML for a column is doing a CTRL-C of the column and pasting it into a text editor like notepad:
How can an RPD developer make use of this feature? Well the trick also works the other way around. If you need to make a lot of variations of column (FI: if you need to make TimeSeries variations for all you measures) simple do some clever Find and Replace (CTRL-H) in the notepad copy.
Select and copy it from notepad.
And paste it back in the RPD.
This can save you literally hours of tedious clicking in the RPD.
Till Next Time