I have two groups on a board whose naming convention is intended to identify frequency:
I want to create a new item in the “Recurring” group every week and set a due date to 4 days from its creation date (e.g., an item created on Monday via automation is due the upcoming Friday).
Currently, this is not possible without creating superfluous columns/statuses to “hack” the constraint.
The following automation combination comes very close:
“Every time period, create an Item”
(automation options allow me to specify an item group)
“When an item is created, set due date to creation date plus some days”
This does not work because the second automation triggers for ALL items on this board, which is not the desired effect since it’d change “One-time” items too.
Ideally, the following automation would exist:
“When an item is created in group, set due date to creation date plus some days”.
Stepping back and looking at the totality of automation flexibility, a more work intense but undoubtedly more powerful feature addition would be an option for ANY automation to apply to one specific group, as very few automations currently allow this without some sort of workaround.