You''re not the first who would like this functionality, and I have recently logged this as a feature request with our development team. As of right now you will need to continue to perform this the tedious database way.
You''re right, I''m not the first. I just found this note from Sept 2003 from my former colleague Daryll/Dimwetoth.
So please note we''ve had this request in for 3 1/2 years now.