Update item gives error 500 in certain circonstances

I’m writing an app to synchronize our SugarCRM with a Monday board.

All is working as expected, but sometimes one query to update a people column is failing with an error 500.

The query is:

mutation {
change_multiple_column_values (
board_id: 165483237,
item_id: 724910374,
column_values: “{“people”:{“personsAndTeams”:[{“id”:5428485,“kind”:“person”}]}}”
)
{
id
}
}

When using a different user id, all is working as expected.

It seems that the user 5428485 is a Team Member, but not not a Board Member.

If I add this user to the Board Member list, all is working as expected.

How to check if a user is a Board Member before updating the column?

How to add a user as a Board Member, either Member or Guest?

Thanks for your help.

Hey @lrobinot - welcome!!

It sounds like the 500 error here is being caused by the user not being a board member, as you described on your post. We do have mutations for adding / deleting users as subscribers to the board:
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You should be able to use these to add users to the board when needed through the API. Likewise, we have a query which will return the user IDs for subscribers to a board:

query{boards(ids: _______) {
  id, subscribers {
    id
  }
}}

This being said, the logic for comparing the two user ID’s would have to be implemented on your side.

Let me know if we can help with anything else!

-Daniel

Thanks for the quick reply.

I was expecting a support answer, as a 500 error code is not an error on my side… :slight_smile:

The workaround took me some time to find. An error explaining that the user is not a board subscriber should have save me a lot of time.

Issue have been fixed on my side :innocent: !!

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Awesome @lrobinot! Let us know if we can assist with anything else :slight_smile: