Automatically copying a date from one column to another


In my simple task management board I want to track the original date I set for completion of a task as well as having a way of showing the current target date as sometimes thigns get rescheduled.

I have a date column for original target date and another column for current target.

What I want to do is avoid double-entry when I first set up a task by having the date I set in the original column copy across the the current target.

I’ve reviewed the automations but can’t see a simple way of doing this.

Can anyone help me out?

I’m also open to suggestions of a better way to manage this if I’m doing it in a clumsy way.

Hi @InnocentBystander,
Welcome to the community! We’re glad to have you here.

You can achieve this by using the VLOOKUP app. You can easily copy a column content from one column to another on the same board or to a different board.
Here’s an article you can follow.

In case you need any assistance with VLOOKUP, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated support team at Our team is always happy to help you with any queries or concerns you may have.


Hey hey,
You can easily achieve this with Autoboost.

Let me know if you need any help with it :slight_smile: