I’m looking to create a basic project overview and project detailed board setup.
Board#1 (overview) - Has items that will be inserted by a form, showing all projects in progress
Board#2 (individual) - Detailed view of each project (one board per project), ability to mark task status
Board#3 (individual) - as above
Board#4 (individual) - as above
Board#5 (individual) - as above
What I’m trying to do is automate it so that when an item is created on Board#1 that it creates the new board AND links them.
There’s one automation that I found (but could not do manually) called “When a status changes to something, create a new board and notify someone”.
Now that’s not exactly what we want but we can easily add a column that says “Create Detailed View” and then have the above run.
However, that won’t link the two together automatically.
Does anyone have any advice on how this can be achieved?
There exists a similar recipe in ‘When status changes to something, create an item in board and connect boards with column’ that you may find useful. There’s a bit of tweaking involved but it will work within it’s parameters. Another work around can be to ensure the connection is two way connection between the boards and add the recipes AFTER the columns are in place, which will help with the automatic linkage of the items.
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Thanks Peta. Unfortunately that recipe only creates an item ON a board, but doesn’t create a NEW board. I’m looking for something that can create a new board and then link so that updates to the ‘detailed’ board (one for each project) are updated on the overview board.
It creates a detailed (project) board - based on a template - on status change and links the item in the overview board with the created board. Linking is done without using the connect_boards and mirror columns. In stead there are recipes to watch columns in the detailed boards and aggregates data into the items in the overview boards.
Can you provide info on linking boards without the connect boards or mirror columns function? I’m trying to solve this same problem, and especially as I get into the automation - creating a new board from template when a new item is created in the overview board.
Is there a way to reference the newly created board in the automation? Self-referential new boards?
You can’t reference newly created board by automations (as far as I know). The app is build with the monday.com API and extensive programming. With the API you can create a board and getting hte boardId of the board created.