When status changes to something {IN ITEM}, create an update in Item

Hi!

I could really use an automation such that when a status on a given item changes to something, an update is automatically created on that (or another) item.

This would be super useful in a workflow where one item signals project or phase complete. By posting a comment I can tag people, or note the date it changed and post an update, etc.

@FredBaker

Does this custom automation not give you what you want?


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Hi @JCorrell ,

That is close to what I want, but not quite it. I want to be able to create an update if a specific item/pulse has a given status.

So:

Row 1
Row 2
Row 3

If Row 3 has the status of Done, then post an update in Row 3, etc.

For stepwise processes, this would let me tag people or automatically add a comment on specific items when the status is switched. For example, if the item is for a project review and someone completes it, we can automatically update with a comment tagging people, noting the date, etc.

Thank you for thinking through this with me!

@FredBaker

I’m not sure that I completely understand… but assuming for a moment that I do…

Whay if you added another “Type” status to identify the item and used this automation:


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This is a good idea, but won’t work for my use case. Essentially each board is a project, and each project has 120 steps or so. I essentially want to flag 5 of those and perform automations on just those, so when a specific one gets marked, make an update or notify someone, etc.

What I really need (doesn’t exist) is to be able to select from the list of items I have in rows and say, when status changes to done on {Item I select} then DO this…