Status of Board to Change Status of Another Board - Follow up

Hello @graceg & @Helen1988

There was a post closed 7/05/2021 that you were conversing about Status of Board to Change Status of Another Board - FAQs / Automations & Integrations - monday Community

Did this work? Because Grace wrote “to be changed by the Mirror version via automation” & a mirrored column cannot be selected through an automation, so I am confused. Please provide clarity on the solution, thank you!!!

@graceg you previously wrote…

“Here is what I would suggest - it might not be pretty, but it’ll get the job done.

I am not sure if you are using a multi-board Connect Boards column or not, but I think part of the problem with your method is that the automation that changes statuses can use a Mirror column as a trigger, but not as the action. It has to go from Mirror column to regular column.

With your “Full Timeline” board as the hub, you could connect each board with a separate Connect Boards column, and separate Mirror status column. Now you have individual triggers.

Now you will need to create a “real” (non-Mirrored) status column on the hub board for each of the 4 boards, to be changed by the Mirror version via automation. Now you have 4 “real” statuses, kept up-to-date for each board feeding in.

Then, on each of the 4 boards (which are each Connected to the hub board (Full Timeline) because you checked the box to create the column there, too, when you inserted them on the hub board) you mirror the “real” status columns for the other 3 departments. Now those can be used as triggers to change the department’s own “real” status via automation.

*So you have to add 3 new Mirror status columns to each department board, and you have to have 4 separate Connect Boards columns + Mirror Status on the hub board.”

The automation to use for this is in the automation center - it won’t work if you build the automation from scratch. This one will recognize the mirror column:
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THANK YOU!!! It worked. Very strange that the automation will only work from the Automation Center, and not from scratch. Much appreciated @graceg :slight_smile:

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