Can I use a monday doc to make updates to columns in the item the doc is attached to?

I see that a board widget can be added to a monday doc, but what about just the item columns for the specific item that this doc is added to?

It would be great to update specific columns for the item where the doc is being use… for example, phone numbers, email, even formatted text that could go into another long form text column.

Also, I would like an automation that would insert the DOC text and updates into an update. I created an automation that says: When an status column changes to this, then create update" - and i inserted the {monday doc} column… but it creates a clickable link back to the doc. It would be great if it would just take the formatted text and phone numbers, any URL’s and insert that as the update.

Just to bump this up, I would find this extremely useful as well. It’s helpful for me to be able to see some item columns all in one nicely-formatted place, and I’d love to use a doc for that.

Hi Dustin,
Hope you are doing fine :slight_smile:
I would be curious to know how do you use docs in your company?
Why is it important for you to update columns in the doc when you can do it directly in a board?

I also would like to know more about your automation idea…

We are new on Monday and are trying to learn from others experiences and usage of the platform.

Thank you in advance


I would like to be able to retrieve values from certain columns (as needed) to use them in the “Monday Doc” of the relevant table row. We could use them in the “Monday Doc” as variables like {column_name}.

I don’t think I’m the only one who needs this kind of functionality.