Item autocomplete

Hello,

I want to build an autocomplete with monday.com items in a board view. I have seen that the items_by_column_values query exists, but it only supports searching for exact matches. Is there another way to accomplish this?

Kind regards,
Fatih

Hey @fatih,

That’s a great app idea!

Just to make sure we’re on the same page here, what is the value that you would be looking to autocomplete? Would those be column values for specific columns, or item names, for example? I’d love to understand the scope of your app and what it would be looking to accomplish, as then perhaps we’d have a better idea of how this could be achieved.

-Alex

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Hey @AlexSavchuk,

I have entities in my app which I want to associate with an item in monday. I want to display a dropdown with an autocomplete so users can search and select a monday item which they can link to.

@fatih

Thank you for clarifying further! The users could start typing into the dropdown field, and they would be able to simply start typing to filter out results:

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Would that work for you? I think in general, you should be able to get the list of all items to select, and then set up filtering within your application’s logic programmatically, as we do not support partial matches via the API just yet.

What do you think? Let me know.

-Alex

Hey @AlexSavchuk,

Filtering items in a dropdown is not an issue. Fetching a list of all items to select is an issue, because it can be potentially a very large list of items. Querying for all items is not difficult, but it will not perform and I will probably be throttled at some point. I need an API which supports partial matches.

@fatih

Thank you for circling back with me!

Got it. I’m afraid we do not support this at the time, but I’ve made sure our product team is aware of your need here. Please stay tuned for future updates. :slight_smile:

-Alex