How to know retrieve native board id of a mirrored column using API

I’m striving to retrieve the corresponding boardId of a mirrored column when multiple boards and items are connected.

The query I use is:

{
  boards(ids: 3184598220) {
    columns {
      id
      title
      type
      settings_str
    }
    items(ids: 3184598225) {
      created_at
      email
      group {
        id
        title
      }
      parent_item {
        id
      }
      subitems {
        id
      }
      column_values {
        id
        type
        text
        value
        additional_info
      }
    }
  }
}

I know I need to cycle multiple times thru board.columns and board.items.column_values properties.

{
  "data": {
    "boards": [
      {
        "columns": [
          {
            "id": "name",
            "title": "Name",
            "type": "name",
            "settings_str": "{}"
          },
          {
            "id": "person",
            "title": "Person",
            "type": "multiple-person",
            "settings_str": "{}"
          },
          {
            "id": "status",
            "title": "Status",
            "type": "color",
            "settings_str": "{\"labels\":{\"0\":\"Working on it\",\"1\":\"Done\",\"2\":\"Stuck\"},\"labels_positions_v2\":{\"0\":0,\"1\":2,\"2\":1,\"5\":3},\"labels_colors\":{\"0\":{\"color\":\"#fdab3d\",\"border\":\"#E99729\",\"var_name\":\"orange\"},\"1\":{\"color\":\"#00c875\",\"border\":\"#00B461\",\"var_name\":\"green-shadow\"},\"2\":{\"color\":\"#e2445c\",\"border\":\"#CE3048\",\"var_name\":\"red-shadow\"}}}"
          },
          {
            "id": "date4",
            "title": "Date",
            "type": "date",
            "settings_str": "{}"
          },
          {
            "id": "connect_boards",
            "title": "Connect boards",
            "type": "board-relation",
            "settings_str": "{\"allowCreateReflectionColumn\":false,\"boardIds\":[3184597770,3184598094]}"
          },
          {
            "id": "mirror",
            "title": "Mirror",
            "type": "lookup",
            "settings_str": "{\"relation_column\":{\"connect_boards\":true},\"displayed_column\":{\"status\":true},\"displayed_linked_columns\":{\"3184597770\":[\"status\"],\"3184598094\":[\"status\"]}}"
          }
        ],
        "items": [
          {
            "created_at": "2022-09-04T13:59:44Z",
            "email": "pulse-3184598225@xxx.monday.com",
            "group": {
              "id": "topics",
              "title": "Group Title"
            },
            "parent_item": null,
            "subitems": null,
            "column_values": [
              {
                "id": "person",
                "type": "multiple-person",
                "text": "",
                "value": null,
                "additional_info": null
              },
              {
                "id": "status",
                "type": "color",
                "text": "Working on it",
                "value": "{\"index\":0,\"post_id\":null,\"changed_at\":\"2019-03-01T17:24:57.321Z\"}",
                "additional_info": "{\"label\":\"Working on it\",\"color\":\"#fdab3d\",\"changed_at\":\"2019-03-01T17:24:57.321Z\"}"
              },
              {
                "id": "date4",
                "type": "date",
                "text": "2022-09-04",
                "value": "{\"date\":\"2022-09-04\",\"icon\":null,\"changed_at\":\"2022-09-04T13:59:45.001Z\"}",
                "additional_info": null
              },
              {
                "id": "connect_boards",
                "type": "board-relation",
                "text": "Item 1, Item 2, Item 3, Item 4, Item 3",
                "value": "{\"linkedPulseIds\":[{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597779},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597784},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597788},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184598104},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184598103}]}",
                "additional_info": null
              },
              {
                "id": "mirror",
                "type": "lookup",
                "text": "Working on it, Done",
                "value": null,
                "additional_info": null
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    ]
  },
  "account_id": 12345
}

From the board.columns property I get the board ids and the column types.

          {
            "id": "mirror",
            "title": "Mirror",
            "type": "lookup",
            "settings_str": "{\"relation_column\":{\"connect_boards\":true},\"displayed_column\":{\"status\":true},\"displayed_linked_columns\":{\"3184597770\":[\"status\"],\"3184598094\":[\"status\"]}}"
          }

Matching the board relation in board.columns with the id in board.items.column_values, I get the corresponding item ids contained in the linkedPulseIds property.

          {
            "id": "connect_boards",
            "title": "Connect boards",
            "type": "board-relation",
            "settings_str": "{\"allowCreateReflectionColumn\":false,\"boardIds\":[3184597770,3184598094]}"
          },

The problem is that the linkedPulseIds property is a simple array of ids without any information about the corresponding board id.

              {
                "id": "connect_boards",
                "type": "board-relation",
                "text": "Item 1, Item 2, Item 3, Item 4, Item 3",
                "value": "{\"linkedPulseIds\":[{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597779},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597784},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597788},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184598104},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184598103}]}",
                "additional_info": null
              },

The array is

[{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597779},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597784},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184597788},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184598104},{\"linkedPulseId\":3184598103}]}

How the are distributed among the linked boards?

Thanks for your help.

In addition, there’s no way to know the column type of a mirrored column.

cc @Matias.Monday

Hello @rob!

I am sorry for the late reply.

I was informed by our team that there is not a specific order for the items, in relation to their boards.

You should in this case get the item IDs and from them, create another query to check the board ID of each item.

Cheers,
Matias

Hey @Matias.Monday
How can I find the corresponding board ID of an item, without querying all boards?

Nevermind, I’ve just found I can query an item directly without nesting it inside his board.

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