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Allow or Disallow Users to Create Locations within a Tool


To allow (or to restrict) users from creating new on-the-fly locations from the tools in a Procore project. 


Depending upon how you configure the 'Location Settings' in the project's Admin tool, there are two (2) ways locations can be created in a Procore project: 

  • Allow Users to Create Locations On-the-Fly: This option gives users the ability to click the 'Add New Location' button in any Location drop-down list in a supported Procore tool. For example, if a user is creating a submittal and wants to associate a location to a submittal, the user can click 'Add New Location' in the drop-down list to add the location to Procore "on-the-fly".  See How do I add a multi-tiered location to an item?
  • Restrict Users from Creating Locations On-the-Fly: This option limits the creation of locations to users with 'Admin' level permission on the project's Admin tool. Locations can only be created with the Location Manager. See Add Tiered Locations to a Project

Things to Consider


  1. Navigate to the project's Admin tool.
  2. In the 'Project Settings' menu, click Locations

  3. Under 'Location Settings', select or clear the Only Allow Locations to be Created in the Location Manager Above box:
    • To allow users to create 'on-the-fly' locations from other Procore tools, remove the mark from the checkbox. 
    • To restrict users from creating 'on-the-fly' locations, select the checkbox. This means that users with 'Admin' level permission on the project's Admin tool must use the Location Manager to create locations.
      Note: Any change to this setting is saved automatically. 

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