Join our upcoming AMA (ask me anything) this time all about automations!
We invited our amazing monday.com automations team to join us on February 22 at 10AM EST to answer your burning questions automations questions. While many times our AMA’s take place on Reddit, this time you will be able to ask questions on:
When there are multiple identical Status columns (eg each column assigned to a person), can there be an automation that will trigger across all columns when a change is made without writing multiple automations?
Also, is there a way to say “if Status changes to something OR something, then notify…”?
Is there a technical reason that mirrored columns can’t trigger an automation? If yes, can it be overcome? If no, why can’t we use them?
Example: I have a mirrored column that pulls in a city name from another board. I would like to connect this to a third board using the City value as the lookup. I can’t use the one from the mirrored column to do this automatically, so it has to be done by hand. We use this often and in a way that can’t be simply cloned form other boards.
Related to this…
My understanding is that some automations suffer from a timing or “race” conflict, where two events “race” to be done first, and once one runs the other can’t. Would it possible to create a delay or wait command for using in automations?
Example: I want to connect to board A when an item is created using column 1 as the value. This will import data from board A, which uses a separate automation to duplicate a value from Column B (placing it in column C). Because the trigger is the creation of the new item, the automation can’t make the connection because the desired column is still blank when it runs. So, we use the Delay item to do this:
“When a new item is created, Wait 30 seconds, and connect board B to column 2.”
Could this be possible?
The cross-board connection today is a bit limited.
There is ability in the automations to use the “Create item in another board and connect” action, or to use the ‘Match’ templates in the automations store.
In addition, we added pretty new ‘Mirror’ category in the automations store with pre-defined templates that can solve your need.