Mirrored Items pulling through deleted items

Hi, I am using a CRM-style board to connect to a selection of Task boards, pulling all the Clients hours and statuses into one place.

I have just noticed that the Connected items are pulling in data from deleted items. They are not even in the recycling bin. I can’t disconnect them, and it is messing up the data on the client board.

Has anyone else experienced this bug?

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Hi @george_planit

I don’t think monday will call this a bug but a feature :slight_smile: It is indeed the exact behavior. When a mirror column is setup it show the data form the source (linked) item(s). When you delete the source item, nothing will change on the board holding that mirror column (you still see the data), even a board refresh or browser refresh won’t make the data in the mirrored column disappear.

The only way I know to get rid of it is to unlink the item(s) in the connect_board column.

thanks, I have recreated all the connections to the board in a new connect column, and once I’ve confirmed it works I’ll delete the old column with the ghost items.

Hi,

same here. Deleted item are still mirrored to my High Leve Board and mess up the data fields.
Seems like a bug that must be solved. Otherwise the whole link column makes no sense. We need correct data mirrored.

Thanks,

Michael

Same here. I was very confused when the deleted item was still mirrored including all information. This could really mess up my summary.

Please fix / change.

Can you explain this in more detail? Did it work?

Has this been already fixed?

It’s definitely a bug, not a FAQ. Monday, please fix or provide a workaround- for example, how to see if the tasks are deleted when clicking on the linked boards selector modal?

If you delete a task, and you have a high-level board elsewhere rolling up the totals for the tasks, you don’t want to reflect the deleted tasks into the high-level board. One of Monday’s main features is the ability to have roll-up high-level boards, and they utilize mirrored columns to summarize the data from a group of tasks.

For example, if you track progress, there will be no way to hit 100% on the high level board, since some deleted tasks will always be blank or have incomplete data.

I’m a project manager, and my subs always intuitively delete things if it’s convenient- for example, faster to duplicate an existing task then to input the data in a placeholder task I’ve provided.

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I would consider this a severe bug and pretty much a show stopper for me implementing further work I had planned without custom coding.

It appears the only way I have around this is to add a Delete Item button, which sets a hidden status to “ToDelete” and fires a webhook. When that happens, have custom code that gets all of the linked to items, and go remove them before deleting the item.

I already have plans for code, when a high level item (such as project) is archived then connected items that are related to it get archived.

I’ll join you all in shouting into the wind on this one. It is crazy for this not to be considered a bug as it undermines the ability to connect content from multiple boards.

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I would also say this is a bug. A deleted item should not be seen in a production environment.
Deleting it from Recyle Bin resolves the issue, but when building boards and testing automations (like I am doing now) I’ll keep switching to the Recyle Bin (which also has an issue of not being able to do bulk deletions).