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using columnName to bulk fill down columns

Thanks to this StackOverflow questionI finally found a great use case to introduce the columnName variable in OpenRefine. 

The columnName variable has been poorly documented (see previous discussions in SO and on the OpenRefine mailing list). The feature got really interesting with the All > Transform option available in OpenRefine 2.7 back in 2017 (yes, this blog post is long overdue!)