Different Column Types by Group in Same Board

Is there a way to use a different column layout by group within the same board? Would like to define which columns I use by group vs by entire board.

Hey Mike,

Thanks for writing here and welcome to the community :dizzy:!

We actually believe in consistency throughout the board structure and recommend building multiple boards to show the different information you’re probably trying to squeeze on one board. This article explains why we think this approach is better: https://support.monday.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003533620-Why-do-all-the-columns-stay-the-same-across-my-groups-on-a-board-?abcb=51416

Let us know if we can help with anything else?

I agree with tangomike3. I did read the ‘columns-stay-the-same…’ link, and I still feel each board should have the ability to customize the columns.

Dragging from boards with different column layouts could be achieved by keeping the columns that are similar, and dropping the information from the source item for which the columns are different (with a ‘are you sure’ dialog. )

Refer similar discussion on Facebook recently
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dapulseaddicts/permalink/1294455847388918/

Even though the Monday team believes in the same layout structure in all Groups on each board, what exactly do you want to achieve? There’s probably another way to do it in Monday.

Hi @Njohnston

Dragging from boards with different column layouts could be achieved by keeping the columns that are similar, and dropping the information from the source item for which the columns are different (with a ‘are you sure’ dialog. )

That’s already the current behaviour when moving groups between boards with a different column structure.

You’ll get this dialogue box:

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Dragging pulses between groups with different column structures on the same board would be an issue if information is discarded and you want to undo a change. Particularly if you’re discarding someone else’s information which they want to retain. Same issue exists moving groups between boards, I guess.

You’d almost need an auto-archive function so you could retain information which has no corresponding column in the destination group. Then you could un-archive information on demand if the appropriate column type is again available in another group (or added later to the same group) for the information to be reinstated.