We have a system where a user can view database records in a GUI application. The main purpose of the GUI is for creating and editing these records.
We are now developing a feature whereby a user can create a record that is a copy of another. The main purpose of creating a copy is to use the original record as a starting point for a different record. In general, it is not appropriate for there to be two identical records in the database.
But we are not sure how to label the button for doing this. What do you think would be the best label for this button, and why?
- "Save As"
- "Create Copy"
- <something else>
I'm leaning toward "Clone", but I don't have a reason other than it 'feels' more right to me than "Save As". When I hear "save as", I think of documents, not database records.
I'm looking for solid reasoning, here. That will decide which answer gets accepted.
------- UPDATE -------
It looks like we will allow users to modify some of the values as part of creating the new record.