Create status column using API with custom default label


I understand how to create status columns with custom labels, but I can’t find a way to customize the default label.

My goal is the same as this post, where I want to automatically add a new item to a connect board column. I found a solution was to use one of the column-matching automations where I match the status of the new item to the name of the other item. This requires the default label to be set to the name of the other item and I would like to do this via the API.

If any help could be given on this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

hi @vchan

What do you mean by “default label”, as far as I know there is no such thing as a default label. If you add a label through the API, why don’t you update the status column to the just created label?


Thank you for getting back to me. Sorry for the confusion, by default label, I mean the label that is automatically set upon creation of an item:

For your other question, I’d like to change the status of newly created items (when a user on looking at the board) and thus I cannot use the API at that point since the user is no longer on my App.

Thank you,

ohhh, I see. You can’t set that default label, it is always the grey label. Basically it means “no status is set”. You can set a status to a specific label using the “default values” feature. Now every new item will get these default values.

Ah I see, thank you for your help. Hopefully the ability to edit labels via the API will come soon.