Adding OR & NOT to the custom automations "Builder"

Hi Folks,

I’m creating a mock PTO management system. I’ve found it reasonably repetitive to do specific tasks using the custom automations builder (for lack of a better word). I think AND is a handy bitwise operator to have when building automations. Still, I believe having the OR and NOT bitwise operators can improve user experience tremendously.

In my use case, I have two status columns, one for status and one for decision. It would be great if I can set up an automation that looks something like this:

When status (decision) changes to something (approved) OR When status (decision) changes to something (rejected), change status (status) to something (processed) AND move item to group (processed).

The workaround would be to create two separate automations, which is somewhat tedious and time-consuming.

Automation 1:

When status (decision) changes to something (approved), change status (status) to something (processed) AND move item to group (processed).

Automation 2:

When status (decision) changes to something (rejected), change status (status) to something (processed) AND move item to group (processed).

In the example above, you can see how things could get really time consuming for complex boards and automations. Having the OR bitwise operator would be great for such situations.

Another Important bitwise operator would be the NOT operator; if I can choose when the status is not something, I don’t have to repeat the same logic in cases where there are more than two potential statuses.

An example use case is where monday.com is used as a CRM to reach out to everyone who is not a customer at a specified date (Just an example):

When a Date arrives (next scheduled interaction) AND Status is NOT something (customer) then send an email (example email) to someone (email column).

The current workaround is:

Automation 1:

When a Date arrives (next scheduled interaction) AND Status is something (lead) then send an email (example email) to someone (email column).

Automation 2:

When a Date arrives (next scheduled interaction) AND Status is something (vendor) then send an email (example email) to someone (email column).

Automation 3:

When a Date arrives (next scheduled interaction) AND Status is something (partner) then send an email (example email) to someone (email column).

…and if there are more categories in that status, there would be more automations needed…

The other bitwise operators would make the automations platform incredibly flexible and powerful. Still, the NOT, OR and AND (lol) operators are the most important as they underpin all logic systems. In my opinion, this is a must-have for monday.com automations.

Kind Regards,

Ahmed

Agreed on the “OR” option! I just set up 15 automations that could have been 3, if I had an “or.”

Biggest use case: I want the same action to be triggered by three status options - just need that “and” to be an “or.”

Alternate option: let me select multiple status options.

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