Hello! I have 15 boards, and each one has many status columns. During my process flow (which is not always linear), I move items between different boards. Depending on the stage and the user, different columns will be hidden, shifted, or accessible via permissions to suite the needs and tasks of the owner of that board. I have to have the same columns exist for all boards so that I do not lose data as each item moves through the process. (Having a master database to draw from with two way updating between master dataset and subdatasets would be the ideal solution, but that’s another topic.)
Here is my problem: If I add to the status options in a column (for example, by adding a brand new finance code), I now have the problem of updating that column in 14 other boards. If I were to modify 20 different status columns in one board, I have to then manually duplicate/recreate those changes in my other 15 boards - that is 20*15 = 300 status item modifications that need caught up, which is a crazy bad use of time.
My Request: Is there a way to save a column as a template, so that once I change the template, I can simply go to my other boards and update to the latest template? Having the option to make it a global template that only needs one change to update all related columns on all boards would also be amazing. That would be a massive timesaver each time I update my process. I can focus on finding creative solutions to process flow rather than hours of manual updating, plus always being paranoid that the status fields don’t match, resulting in the loss of crucial data whenever items move between boards. I believe what makes monday.com potentially such a great alternative CRM is the allure that one person with only spreadsheet knowledge might be able to tackle all one’s needs without having to hire out a specialized software person to work on complex solutions full time. But, basic features like the one I just described need to be available so that someone like myself can actually implement their vision.
If I’m missing something here I would love to be wrong! Thank you.