Create Sub-Items with Make (Integromat)

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In this article, you’ll learn an easy way to “Create Sub-Items with Make (Integromat)”. This trick will simplify the process of creating and updating sub-items on your board, saving you time and frustration. Here’s what you’ll pick up from the article:

  • A better understanding of how sub-items are connected to the main board.
  • How to create a sub-item using the main board ID, not the sub-item board.
  • Explanation on adding and updating column IDs and column types.
  • A simpler way to select column IDs without having to worry about type.
  • Best practices when you want to update several columns in a newly created sub-item.

These easy steps will make managing your tasks so much easier. Remember, work smarter, not harder!

Create Sub-Items with Make (Integromat)

Hey everybody. Today I’m going to talk to you about an easy way to create sub-items in Make and Integromat. It can be a little bit of a challenge if you don’t use this trick. I’m Jim, the Monday Man. Let’s take a look.

Here we are in a very simple scenario that I’ve created to show you how to work with sub-items. Sub-items are actually a separate board that are connected to your main board in a specific way. In this module, we are going to create a sub-item.

I’m actually going to define the board ID not as the sub-item board, but as the main board ID. That’s the way this module works. Normally you would probably map this from a previous module, but in this case I just picked one just for an example. You have your sub-item name.

As it sits, create a sub-item in this board on this item. We can come in here and we can add column IDs and column types, but we get absolutely no help. I actually have to know my column IDs and the column types of the columns that I want to update. So here’s an easier way to do that.

If you just leave this blank, so we get out of there, we can add and update values of a specific item module. We come in here. We want to select the sub-item for our main board. Generally speaking, you can come in here and grab that in your list. What we want to do is actually use the ID that was just created from this previous module. So we’re just going to click on that. Here’s the great reason to do that.

This is obviously going to use two operations, so there are some downsides, but this becomes much, much easier to select your column IDs and you don’t have to worry about type. So let’s just go into this due date. Select now for that and we’ll include the time. We’re going to add that and let’s see, we’ll add one other. We’ll do task status and we’re going to pick a label and the label we’re going to do is, oh, do working just for argument’s sake.

So if you’ve got 50 columns that you want to update in this newly created sub-item, this is a heck of a lot easier than doing it here. Now, if there’s just one or two, this is fine. You know, you just go look up the column IDs and the column types and make sure that those match. But if you have 50, you certainly don’t want to do that. And this is a much, much easier way. It’s worth the extra operation, right?

That’s all there is to it. An easy trick to make your life a whole lot better if you’re creating sub-items.

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