I do a lot of work with monday in Integromat.
It is much more convenient there when the column id is more descriptive than “stauts8”. The best solution would to be able to create columns with specific ids without having to use the API in the playground. There used to be a work around for this. But, that recently got changed.
Today, I needed to add another column to a group of active boards. And, I was again facing this issue.
I didn’t like it!
So, I spent way too much time coming up with a solution that will work for me.
I created a board “Add Column” with a link column and a button. Added an Integromat scenario. Sprinkled some fairy dust. Voila! Now that it’s done, here’s how I add a column with an id that is meaningful to me:
- Add the board I want to add the column to (if not already done).
- Link to any item on the board.
- Add the column(s) I want.
- Name the column(s).
- Click the button.
I’m sure others could improve on it. And, hopefully it won’t be needed long.
I’m posting here just in case anyone else might be interested.
Let me know.