Remove Topic Property by the use of Smart Rules

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Hi MindManagers!

Version -19.1.197

I use Smart Rules to add a specific topic Property when using the Kanban view. As I move it from Kanban Column A to Column B it adds a numerical Topic Property of the same name. However, it does not remove the previous one. There does not appear to be a way on the effects part of the smart rule to remove the previous topic property. Is this possible?
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zak_neutron

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Alex Gooding, Champion

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While a rule can be used to add or change a numeric topic property, this change isn't permanent and occurs only while the rule is active and applies to the topic.

For example, you could set up the rule to add a numeric topic property called "Estimate" with a value of, say, 250, when a topic has the Kanban To Do tag applied to it. If you are in the Kanban or tag view and you drag a topic to the To Do column, the Estimate property will appear with the value of 250, and if the topic already has a Estimate property with a different value, this will also be overridden with the value of 250.

However, if the rule is turned off or the topic is moved to another Kanban column, the Estimate property will revert to its original value, or, if the Estimate property wasn't added to the topic in the first place, it will disappear completely.