There have been so many requests and discussions around the requirement for adding mirroring of subitems that just seem to go nowhere and always get deleted? From what I can see there are a lot of users that need this feature. Can someone provide an update as to why this has not yet been pipelined? This is causing a huge blocker for my team.
Could you clarify what you mean by mirroring subitems?
Today you can “summarize” subitems to the parent - this uses mirror columns.
You can also create a two-way connect boards column on a subitem, and that creates a connect board column on the other board that you connect to subitems from (either direction.) You can then mirror subitem’s columns on that board. Automations around creating the connections to items though don’t exist today.
I’m only asking because the two above already exist, and without being specific what in addition is being requested, then the request will likely get closed because it isn’t clearly requesting a new capability.
Hi Cody, i am aware of the summarise function. This is not what I am looking for.
Essentially, we have 2 teams that share information for project but work in very different ways at different parts of the project cycle. In order to improve the UX and visibility of the most important data we are wanting to move the other data to subitems. The data within these subitems then needs to be able to be mirrored to another workspace for the other team who’s boards are set up to optimise their workflow. We want to reduce margin for error through mirroring and to avoid the time it takes to manually repopulate data we already have. Will the second option you are talking about do this?
The second option could do this - the only consideration is the linking has to be done manually (or a custom workflow created using a tool such as make.com).
Something else to know, this is subitems to another boards items. subitems to subitems is not possible.
Additionally, if you’re using mirrors - you are very limited in automations that can trigger from them. There are a handful of built-in automations (when status changes to something…) that are found in the automation center (not custom automations with that trigger) which can trigger on a mirrored status changing. That’s the extent of the automations* (without some fancy hacks)
However, if you have limited automations driven by mirrored statuses or only local columns on that board - it may work.
The hard part is going to be getting the mirrored item created - that said, with make you could create a webhook “when subitem created send a webhook” and from that create the item, and connect it to the subitem.
While it isn’t as easy as a native solution - it is possible.