How to tell current column type

I wish I could tell the current column type when I click on Change Column Type. How do I know what it is currently before deciding whether to change it?

Hey @jane.martel!

You should be able to see the column type when initially clicking into the column settings:

Screen Shot 2023-02-15 at 4.04.05 pm

Let me know if this helps!

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Hi! Thanks for your response. Mine just shows whatever I renamed my column, like this:

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Ah yes I see! Whilst the name (that you’ve created for the column) will display at that point, when you’re initially opening the column settings, you should be able to see the column type/ID:

I can understand that it would be helpful if the column type remained consistent throughout the steps so definitely will note this internally for you!

Thank you. RIGHT in front of me! How did I not notice that? I was focused on Change column type, I guess. :blush:

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No problem at all! :slight_smile:

Unfortunately it doesn’t show for me. At the top of my menu is only settings. Any suggestions?

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Hey Kyle - can you share a screenshot by any chance? :pray:


when i click on the 3 dots in the column this is what i get. Settings is at the top of the pop out not the type of column. thanks in advance for your help.

Thank you for sharing this screenshot! In order to see those column IDs you will first need to activate developer mode via monday labs. You can find this by clicking on your avatar in the bottom left hand corner :slight_smile:

Let me know if this helps!

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Hi Bianca,

Tracking your thread here, I am also attempting to identify my column type as well.

I have activated Developer Mode, but the columns whose names have been changed but others on my team show the ID as the altered name, not the original. Any more ideas to identify their type?

Thank you!

Hey all, found a much easier way to go about this…

Run this query inside of the API Playground. This will return all Columns with their types and other juicy info you need that’s not apparent.
//Start Query
query {
boards (ids: ) {
columns {
//End Query
Fill in your board ID which is found at the end of the URL
ex. /boards /12345
(had to put spaces since it converts this into a link)

Run this query and save this in a JSON file in your Project

Note. This is at the board level

See more for details


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Thank you! Your video really helped.

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Great to hear Jane - no problem!