I’m trying to find/create an automation that will automatically move a newly created item to a group (This Week, Next Week, This Month, Later) based on the due date - at the time the item is created.
All I can find is the “When date arrives”, or days before date arrives. I don’t want the trigger to be the date arriving, I want it to be “when the item is created AND the date is _______, move to group ____”. Otherwise, the items won’t sort as they are created, they will sort at a particular time as scheduled. Is there a way to do this?
Welcome to the community. There is an app called “Date Controlled Groups” - see https://monday.com/marketplace/111. You can build integrations like these:
The top 3 defines the rule and the last one (optional) reorganizes the items every day / week / month at a given time.
For new items you can use an custom automation like this
The first one places the item in the correct group (defined by the above mentioned integrations, but only if the date is set during item creation (e.g. through a form). The second one is the one to use if you create an item on the board manually and set the date. When the date changes the item is moved to the correct group.
Thank you for your help, basdebruin! I added the “Date Controlled Groups” app and set up the integrations as you indicated in your post. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to create the customized automations you’ve shown. I can start with “When Date changes…” and “When an item is created…”, but cannot find the next step "place the item into group specified in the “Date Controlled Group” recipes, even searching for it. Also, it seems I will need to create a separate group called “Date Controlled Group” for this to work?
Thanks for you patience, as I’m only a week or so into using Monday.com and am trying to build boards for my whole team to use.
For a custom automation you first pick the “When this happens” (also called the trigger) and then pick the second part “Then do this” (also called the action). When you click on “Then do this” you will see a “More options” at the bottom of the popup. Clicking that brings up a new popup on the right side where you can find: