Adding OR & NOT to the custom automations "Builder"

Hi all,

Firstly, we sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to this thread! We are working on improving our responsiveness to the community, particularly our feature request process so appreciate your patience in advance!

On that note, if you haven’t already noticed, conditions in automations are now supported when building custom automations :slight_smile:

Let me know if you have any additional comments or feedback.

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Hi Bianca, it appears that “AND” conditions are available for custom automations, but nothing else. Is that the case, or am I missing how to add “OR” conditions? negative conditions?

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Hey @max,

My apologies, you’re correct :pray: Whilst AND is supported, we are yet to support OR / negative conditions. So that we can consolidate all votes and better prioritise this request, would you be happy to redirect your votes to the primary thread for this request (most voted) here: Adding OR & NOT to the custom automations "Builder".

This way, we can plan to close this thread so we have we have all the votes in one place!

Thank you :slight_smile:

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Hi there!
I agree would be great to have this update.
Kind Regards

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Do we have an update on this? The “or” is a fundamental way of cutting down automations and making operations much more smoother.

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+1, for example, Hubspot has a really great automations feature. With Monday, I have to create a new automation for every OR and it becomes hard to manage.

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@cphu Monday is releasing the Workflow builder (to replace or in addition to automations, not sure which) soon and this looks like it has the ability to have several IF statements that will accomplish this. Check out this post: Our new workflow builder is coming and we are looking for 'Alpha' users!

It’s crazy this isn’t already a feature and there have been little to no responses from Monday. Makes me reconsider signing up when my trial ends in one day. Do I need to do most of my integrations through zapier?

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I agree. I desperately need this and other “if” functions. I’m trying to work around this with just creating a million positive rules, but they are overlapping and causing conflicts.

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+1 from me. I continuously lament that I need to create far more automation recipes than seems necessary for my use cases, purely because I can’t have automation recipes say 'if status is this, OR if status is this, OR if status is this"

  • For example, I just created a board that needed 50 different automations that would set different status values based on a pair of other values (long story short: the other two columns essentially had numeric values, and the new status being set in the third column was a combination of the two)… but if I could have used ‘OR’ statements, that would have easily cut that down to only 9 recipes needed.
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When the Workflow Builder is released, I think this will be solved. I haven’t seen a timeline from Monday on this though: Our new workflow builder is coming and we are looking for 'Alpha' users!

After discussing the the community feedback with our team, I am excited to share that this feature is on our upcoming roadmap. With monday Workflows, you can already use If/Not options in your automations and the team is working on a new conditions component, that will support And, Or, Is, Is not, Equal, Not equal. Even more robust conditions coming in the near future! Stay tuned.

Keep sharing and voting for new ideas and learn more about how our feature request process works here.


AMAZING! This is gonna be game changing :slight_smile:

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This is such a critical missing feature.

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