Rename of column IDs

I do it with the API and postman.

Unfortunately I can’t create board-relation columns with the API.

while its possible to lookup based on title, having the column id be “sitecontact” would be very useful on a board-relation column for example.

why? because then in my code i dont have to make extra calls, iterate and match title in the returned data for the column ID , then use that column id. If i need to update a sitecontact on an item in a board - the column is always sitecontact.

Has the creation of the column ID’s changed recently?

I used to be able to create “custom” column ID’s via the developers back-end by setting the name of the column to be what I wanted the Column ID to be and it worked for a long time.

Now it generates a random Column ID and I’m not sure what to do about it. Super frustrating as it breaks a lot of integrations I normally setup for my clients.

Hello there,

Yes. The mechanism has changed and we now use one that is based on the column_type + ongoing index.

Having said that, we are reviewing the change since we have a few requests to go back to how it used to work before.

We will announce if we go back in our changelog.

Let me know if you have any other questions :slightly_smiling_face:


Hi Monday,

Rather than just rolling back the way columns were named to the way before, in order to re-enable the various hacks to this problem.

Let me cast my vote that this Feature Request be implemented as per the name of this thread.

Developers must be able to rename the ID of columns, I realise everything is a WIP - but this is basic bread and butter functionality.



Hello there @geeemaaan and welcome to the community!

I hope you like it here :muscle:

Please check this update about the mechanism.

As for the ability to change the ID of a column, I will add your vote to this.


Add mine as well too please. I’m trying to do a backend integration across 4 boards so I really need the columns to be consistent across the boards as the data types are supposed to be the same.

Hello @paulmarshall,

I have added your vote here!


Please add my vote for this feature as well

Hello there @wfc_woody,

I added your vote :grin: