Tags in automations and forms

In recent months our boards have been getting bigger and bigger. In most cases, everyone in our company will touch every project at some point and as a result our ‘main’ board is approaching 100 columns and many hundreds of pulses. We plan to break it up by department/role etc. for each team to manage themselves but at times anyone could need to view any other department’s information.

So we’ve turned to using tags across the boards. Every project has a unique project ID stored in a tag column. We love that we can then click on the tag and view the company wide information relating to that project. But we’re running up against 2 specific limitations that are making this not scalable:

  1. Tags cannot the used in forms. We use forms a lot to request services from other departments. Being able to quickly include the project ID crucial. Yes, our current workaround is to put it in a text column but then we need to manually enter it into the tag column after the form is submitted

  2. Tags cannot be passed in the Item Creation automations. Often, we will want to use an automation to create a pulse in another board. Again, it is key here that we can pass the project ID through to that pulse. I can set the tag in the other board be filled from pretty much any column type, except a tag column!

We see tags as the future of our Monday.com deployment as our adoption continues to grow but we’re at at roadblock. We would love to see these 2 features specifically ASAP but any development around tags in general will be huge for us!