Use a column from a connected board as a single select choice

I have a form that is being used as a general survey for a library of content. To avoid having people scroll through a massive list of all of our offerings, I’m using a fee text field and asking the respondents to tell me which piece of content they just took. The problem is I’m regularly receiving things like “N/A” or “No” in this field which makes the entire response useless for me.

I have a separate board used for managing all pieces of content and would like to force the survey taker to select from that list of content by connecting the response options to that board.

Is this possible? I can’t figure out if I’m missing something or not.


Well…you can do this in boards by creating a one-way connected column in the board where you want to store the responses. We do this when we want people to choose column values in multiple boards where the choices will be the same. You can also make it so they can select only one. But you can’t choose from connected columns in forms (bummer). There might be a plug-in form application that allows you to choose from connected columns.

Hey @palcocer

Nachliel from Easyapps here

Our Monday form builder app, Easyform, supports Connected Boards questions, allowing you to show the items of Board B as options in a dropdown question in a Board A form:
Organization connected board Board

Other features of our connected boars column are

  • Limiting selection to a single item
  • Displaying items from multiple connected boards
  • Limiting select options to items from specific boards when column is connected to multiple boards
  • Pro plan feature - item default values support - set default values for connected board columns that are hidden in the form.

In addition to that, we offer:

  • Upload files to your board’s file columns, with support for:
    • Allowing only specific file types, such as images or pdf
    • Limiting the number of files that can be uploaded
    • Setting a maximum for file size
    • Manually retrying uploads if some or all of them failed
  • Set default values for the response item’s hidden group, status, connected board and dropdown columns. To do so, select Item default values from the Settings menu.
  • Add the item’s group as just another field to the form.
  • Control the page’s top margin, with the ability to set different values for desktop and mobile. To do so, select Page from the Settings menu.

If you’re interested in creating styled forms that better match your brand and embed perfectly on your web page, you can check out our app Easyform and our extensive documentation site.

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Here is an example of our form in action:
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I hope this helps,