Automations for subitems

There need to be more automations regarding subitems. I have 200 items on a board, all with subitems. A lot of times it’s necessary to update the same subitem under each item to the same conditions. Currently, this has to be done item by item. If automations could update subitems based on a status change in the parent item, that would be awesome.

Hi @awright , you can achive that now with some imagination following these steps:

  1. Connect the subitems to the items using the Connect boards column.
  2. Each subitem should be connected to each dedicated item.
  3. Then go to the Automation Center and use the automation “When status changes to something, change another status to something” where you can set the trigger status and action.
    You can see a quick example in this video. Hope it helps!

thanks for the feedback. From what I can tell, there is no way to connect each individual subitem. When I connect to the subitem board, I am only given the list of each column. I cannot choose each subitem individually. Thus, all subitems would have to have the same exact status for your suggestion to work. And the point is to have one status column on the parent item that when updated, changes information in the subitems. Example, I needed to assign a person to 2300 subitems. I wanted an automation to do it. There is an automation that will do that when the person column is on the parent record, but it will not do it for subitems. If I mirror the person column to the parent item, the automation doesn’t recognize the mirror column. And, I can’t have the person column on the parent record mirror to the submitems because different people are assigned to the subitems depending on the task. Thanks again.