Automating a timeline

I’m trying to automate my timeline. I have a start date and an end date and would like to add a timeline column and populate the information. I searched for a solution and found you can create a formula to get the duration in between the days, but I would like to have the start date and end date show in a timeline without having to manually enter each row/task.

Hi @RyanSchneider - you can use General Caster for this. There is a free tier depending on your usage as well. I would setup 2 integrations (when start date changes, or when end date changes) with the following formula:

CONCATENATE({Item's Start Date}, "+", {Item's End Date})

Then cast the result to your timeline column.

Hope this helps!

That didn’t seem to work either.

I added the general caster and created the integrations, but when I go back to the board it states that there is “automate /2” integrations. I open it up and it says “board automations / 0”…… Maybe that has something to do with it?

Hi @RyanSchneider - did you copy/paste the formula? It’s best to rebuild it in the creation window as depending on the board terminology it might be different.

Yea, but I was unsuccessful.

There seems to be a lot of automations just not the ones I need.

I’ll keep trying to find the secret sauce.

@RyanSchneider Is this the integration you are using:


I’ll give that one a try as well.

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hi @RyanSchneider

Welcome to the community! The app Start + End = Timeline keeps 2 dates (startand end date) in sync with a timeline column. See