Way to query a "Subitems" type column?

Hi there,

I’m wondering if there is a way for me to use the API to query all of the subitems on a particular board that returns the parent pulse of the subitem.

I noticed that the Subitems column on my board (board A), has its own board ID, so I queried for all of the items on that “board” (board B), but I can’t see a way to ascertain which parent pulse on board A each subitem on board B belongs to. Is this something that I can do?

Please let me know if I can clarify anything. Thank you!

Hey @chdastolfoas at this time API calls are not supported with subitems but we are working on this for coming iterations.

You would then be able to use the ID to query :slight_smile: Let me know if you have any additional questions in the meantime.


Ah ok, that’s too bad. On a semi-related note, so happy you guys released a changelog for the API! Will be watching that for updates on this! Thanks again.

If subitems are not supported why does the API returns them as boards ?
I really wish it just wouldn’t or it would give us a way to filter them from “real” boards. For now my script is useless not being apple to discriminate…

Could you give an ETA about when this would be resolved ?


I may have found a solution to this. All Subitems of a board are in another board named "Subitems of [board name]. You can find the board id by listing all boards.

The way they are linked to their parent items is via groups in the subitem board. The group names are “subitems_of_[parent item id]”.

So in your case you would search for all items in that board and query them about their group to get the parent item id.

Thanks for your input :slight_smile: but this would be just a hack, we can’t use it in production.
We need a way to discriminate sub-items from boards, this is sine qua non.