To use a formula column to update a status column

We would love to ability to have a simple “if text contains” formula that could update a status column. For instance: if a text contains “ABC” then update status to “ABC”. This would help us use the color-coding that the status column offers to keep better track of our tasks. I realize this is a pretty simple feature request, but it would help us in many of our processes, especially as our boards grow and we rely more heavily on at-a-glance views of our boards.


Check out this other post, I think it’s what you’re after.


Hello im after the same thing.
@Krishele i have readed this post but its not what @mrdjallen is looking for.
If i understood well, we are talking about controlling a status column value (make it change) from a formula column…

actually the status column only can be changed from an automation, the formula column would be great to control this.

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Hey @mrdjallen,

Our developers are in the process of working on custom automations. The ability to build out an automation and conditions from scratch. I will provide feedback to my developers regarding formula support.



Thats Fabby news. I have been wanting this facility too. Your automations are great but to be able to do custom automations will be great. That and SUB TASKS. Did l mention SUB TASKS yet :0)


Agreed! Subtasks and Custom automations are a must for my team to continue to use Monday. Hi! Any updates on this? Thanks :smiley:

Alex hi ! Do you have any news on:

  • Custom automations
  • Sub tasks
  • AutoId improved column
  • File attaching support on internal notifications and external email integrations
  • Form designer for notifications and email integrations
  • Manually timetracking capabilty


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+1 to above. I’d like an ETA as well.

This is what @lauraglev told me about the Custom Automations ETA:

At the moment, I don’t have an ETA but I do know that it is ready for a soft alpha release where we will get some feedback internally before rolling out a beta version. We do have some other things in the pipeline for automations and integrations that are coming first but my hope is within a few iterations our team will be able to release a beta version

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