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All About Subitems (Beta)

Subitems provides your items on your board with a deeper structure. You can use them to better support your workflow or enable more complex workflows on a single board.

Utilizing subitems will give you the low-level item detail that you are looking for when breaking down your work for a more granular view.

  

How to create subitems

You can create subitems from any of the following locations:

1. Add it from the column center: 

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2. Right-click on the item name:

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3. The item's dropdown menu:

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Note: Once you've added a subitem, a subitem column will be created indicating the number of subitems you've created. 

 

What columns you can add to subitems

You have the ability to add all of the columns from the column center to your subitems.

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Note: Subitems have their own column structure separate from the parent items on the board, and you can customize it however you'd like. All the subitems on the board will have the same column structure. 

 

How to expand and collapse subitems

You can expand and collapse your subitems in two different ways: 

  • You can either click on the subitem icon in the subitem column
  • Or you can use the right-click menu of the specific item.

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Duplicating subitems 

When duplicating an item or a group or board of items that contains subitems, the subitems will also duplicate. 🙌

 

Getting a visual overview of subitems columns

If you’d like to see the aggregated data of your subitems on the parent item, you can mirror it using the rollup feature! In the subitems, open the desired column settings you want to reflect on parent item, and select "Show Summary on Parent Item":

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You can mirror different columns:


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What’s next to come?

Subitems are in Beta, and we are continuously adding more features and ironing them out. These are some of the things we are working on:

  • Moving subitems between boards or parent items that contain sub-items
  • Full support on views and dashboards
  • Full support on our mobile apps

Check out the full roadmap release plan here.

 

Note: Stay tuned for more progress, influence what comes next and discuss with other monday.com lovers by joining our monday.com community.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected], and our awesome support team will be more than happy to help you with this!