How do I link boards and pulses together?

Linking pulses and boards together is useful to show a connection between the two. This feature is often used if you have both high level and low level overview boards. This article explains how to insert a link from one board to another for reference purposes. 🔗 

Use the link column

To link from one board to another board or to a specific pulse on a board, you can use the link column, which is available in your column store. To add it, click on the + icon located on the top right of your board and select "Column Center." Next, select the "Link" option, as shown in the screenshot below:

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Once the column is added, click inside any cell to add your link, and enter the text you want to display.

Use Case

I am building a candy shop as my new business. For this shop, I have several small projects: getting all the candy supplies, setting up the shop, and hiring employees. Each of these projects are separate boards with many tasks. To get a good overview of what is going on, I have also created a summary board. 

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Each pulse has a specific low level board. For instance, the "setting up the shop" pulse is associated with the "Shop Set up" board. 

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To link from your summary board to your low-level board, simply open your low-level board and copy the URL from your browser's search bar. Then, go to back to your summary board and paste that link as the web address for that pulse under the Link column.

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When looking at your summary board, you can simply click on the link and it will open the low-level board with all the details. 🙌

Use the @mention in your pulse

You may also click inside a pulse and rather than mention a person, mention a board by using the '@' symbol. For example, in my pulse "setting up the shop" I can link the board "shop set up" as shown below:

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Now the pulse links to that board, meaning that you can always open that pulse's updates feed and click on the link to take you to that board.

[COMING SOON] Add a custom URL column

You can now use a Custom URL column to link one pulse to another!

Step 1

Open the Column Center

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Step 2

Select the Custom URL column

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Step 3

Click on the pulse you'd like to link to, and copy its URL.

Step 4

Then, go back to the board where you added the Custom URL column, click on the arrow next to the column's title, and click on "Column Settings":

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Step 5

Paste the URL of the pulse you want to link to. Delete the pulse ID section at the end (after "...pulses/), and replace the pulse ID with "#id#":

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Step 6

After you have set those settings, all you need to do is copy the pulse ID in each of your cells:

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Now, by just clicking on any pulse ID, you'll be automatically redirected to that pulse!

 Note: monday.com does not yet offer dependencies, but you can check out this article for some helpful suggestions and workarounds.

 

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer success team right here at support@monday.com.