We have a board which we use as a checklist for tasks that repeat infrequently, like our very particular onboarding and offboarding processes. We create boards from a template that has no person assigned to tasks that need to be completed by the supervisor. The template has a person assigned to tasks that other departments will need to do, and another status column that notifies each assigned person when their task becomes “Ready to go” based on dependencies with other tasks marked done. A final status column names our departments, and when this status is changed to a particular department an automation assigns the supervisor of that department to the Person column, filling the blank person column from the template after the board is created.
What I need it to do next is assign the supervisor as person ONLY IF no person is assigned, that is, Person is unassigned/empty. This way it won’t double up reminder notifications and it won’t replace the person assigned for those that always do particular tasks in the checklist. I don’t seem to be able to do this with the “only if” automation, it requires me to choose someone and I don’t see an option for “Person is unassigned”. Anyone know a workaround?