Create new subitem when previous one is marked as done

Each time an item is created, I need 4 subitems to be automatically created (that is done), each one depending on the previous one. I am struggling with this last step.

I only manage to make them depend on subitems related to another item. I don’t know if I am clear :upside_down_face:

Thanks for your help

Hi @AndreaD :wave:

You can use the custom automations feature to automatically create subitems.
You can use an automation such as the one below:

However, this will be triggered by the creation of a main level item.

If I understand correctly, you’d like to have a subitem created when another subitem is marked as done.
It is possible to do this with the custom automations also:

It’s worth noting that in this case, every time a subitem is marked as ‘Done’ the same subitem will be created - it will not be possible to create different ones using this exact set up.
I wonder if you could have different status labels for each subitem you need to create?
You could then use the automation above and create an automation for each individual status label and specify the subitem that should be created.

Do you think this could work for you?
I hope this helps! Remember to mark as solved if this answers your question :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:


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@Dani - I like your idea! This is what the automation would look like:

Andrea, if that wouldn’t work for you use case, the way I have dealt with creating multiple subitems that require something more than the basic creations (like dependencies or due dates) is to create a template item that has the needed structures and the use an Integromat scenario to make any adjustments. I believe there is also a marketplace app that can create subitems from a template.

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