There is this Rollup Multiple Boards (RMB) app (see marketplace) that does this (and a lot more). Basically it let you create boards (I call them down-level boards) based on a monday.com template and link that entire board (so all items) to an item in the high-level board. If an item is created in such a down-level board the app will know about that. The app also has filtering capabilities to filter just a subset of the items in the down-level boards. This filtering is based on a dropdown column.
Based on these (always in sync) relationships that app aggregates data from these down-level board with its own integration recipes. Just like a multi-item mirror column the aggregated value shows the sum of a number, or the average etc. Or the % of tasks with status done. These recipe eliminate the need for a mirror column.
The app can be adapted to make sure a connect_boards column is always update when something changes on a down-level board. From that point forward you can choose to either user the internal RMB recipes or the monday.com mirror capabilities by pointing the mirror to the connect_boards column.
Let me know if there is any interest is this addition to the existing RMB app.
Hi! Thanks for the ping. At the moment we do not have an ETA (we are actively looking into support for this, however) for when this functionality will be available. I have passed along the request for an update and let the product team know that this is still a pressing concern and highly sought after feature request for our users. As I have any updates I’ll be sure to circle back and share.
Agree - this is a definite need. It’s not practical to select one by one. When I met with our dedicated account manager yesterday, I also asked about mirroring the entire row, including the first column (item name) and the suggestion was made that I manually type the item name again to match what’s coming over in the mirrored column. That defeats the purpose.
Hi @AronK. Can you please update on this topic and if there’s an ETA on this core platform functionality? It’s been 5 months since your prior reply and well over two years since this request was first submitted. My team and many others REALLY need this. The connect boards / mirror columns are still not truly functional.
Yes yes. Agreed here. From the perspective of someone who is evaluating Monday.com for clients, they’ve set expectations in their marketing that just doesn’t seem viable without an additional layer of constant, manual supervision.
I kept thinking I must be missing something obvious until I found this thread.
This is by far my biggest struggle in Monday right now. I am hoping this is in the works! While not new to Monday.com, I am new to the community page…is there a more formal way I can throw my support behind this ?
I have done IT work for 30 years. I realize this is a hard ask from a programing / database view point, so much code can break. But give us a beta version to test or at least acknowledgement of this issue!
I have installed and evaluated thousands of pieces of software in my life. The reason I pay you every month is because you have the best project management software available! Please don’t make me reevaluate my decision and search for something better for my customers and myself! I don’t think I will currently find anything better. However if your software can’t meet my customers needs then I am forced to move them to a different platform! Please listen when we tell you we need a feature, if you don’t we will leave!!!
I also agree that an update on this issue is LONG overdue to the community. We have been more than patient, and it is critical to a proper workflow. So much time is spent ensuring new items are reflected, and as we want to go deeper with the product, this limits its potential immensely. Why are you not listening and keeping so many users informed?
Firstly, we sincerely apologise for the delay in updating you all. We are working on a process to improve our responsiveness, so really appreciate your patience and understanding in advance.
As for this particular feature, we have noted all of your comments and ensured this has been flagged for review. The team is aware that the functionality of the mirror/connect board column in general needs improving, so please be assured that this feedback is incredibly valuable to us. In full transparency, as of now, we cannot provide a concrete update on this feature, particularly supporting bulk select of a group or board, however we have followed up internally and once provided with more information to share, we will circle back
I am happy to hear that you all “…are working on a process to improve our responsiveness…”. However, after three years of partial solutions and uncertainty about long-term plans, Monday users need more than that on this topic.
Users have been VERY patient waiting for more substantive information and action on a fully-functional solution. We need more than and general statements that this is important and the team is aware, but that you can’t provide concrete updates. (See prior Monday responses below).
These “features” are more than just features. Having fully functional data connectivity is fundamental to effective use of Monday as a true relational database and WorkOS platform. That functionality is critical for enterprise-level data management and all the use cases that require reliable and automated data connectivity and integrity. At least for our organization, this is the foundation upon which all other platform functions are based.
We have heard from our Monday consultant that this is being worked on by the Monday Team. However, no details or timeframe have been provided.
Request: Please provide users with a comprehensive update on your specific plans and timeframe for board/item/data connectivity and relational database functionality. Ideally, Monday would create a new forum topic dedicated solely to development and implementation of relational database functionality and provide specific ongoing updates. Thank you for considering.
Some of the prior Monday staff updates on this topic: