Creation log

The creation log column represents an item's creator and the date and time they created it. Our API partially supports the creation log column, so you can read and filter it but cannot update or clear it via the API.

Filtering the creation log column

Using the items_page object, you can easily filter a board's items by specific columns or column values. The table below contains the creation log column's supported operators, compare values, and compare attributes.

OperatorsCompare valuesCompare attributes
any_ofThe user IDs to filter by"CREATED_BY"
not_any_ofThe user IDs to filter by"CREATED_BY"


Pro tip

items_page is only available in API version 2023-10 for now.

The following example returns all items on the specified board that were created by user 123456.

query {
  boards (ids: 1234567890) {
    items_page (query_params: {rules: [{column_id: "creation_log", compare_value: [123456], compare_attribute: "CREATED_BY", operator:any_of}]}) {
      items {

Reading the creation log column

You can query the creation log column using the column_values object. The object has different fields based on which API version you are using. Column values v2 fields will be available in API versions 2023-10 and later, while column values v1 fields are only supported in versions 2023-07 and 2023-04.

Column values v2

The column_values object enables you to return column-specific subfields by sending a fragment in your query. Values for the creation log column are of the CreationLogValue type.


Pro tip

column_values v2 fields are only available in API version 2023-10.

query {
  items (ids:[1234567890, 9876543210]) {
    column_values {
      ... on CreationLogValue {


column Column!The column the value belongs to.
created_at Date!The item's creation date.
creator User!The item's creator.
creator_id ID!The unique identifier of the item's creator.
id ID!The column's unique identifier.
text StringThe column's value as text.
type ColumnType!The column's type.
value JSONThe column's JSON-formatted raw value.

Column values v1

You can return the data in a creation log column in just one format when you query by column values. The text field will return the date and time someone created an item as a simple string; this field does not show you who created the item. The value field will return null.


Removing column values v1 support

colun_values v1 fields will no longer be supported in API versions 2023-10 and later.

  "text": "2022-07-27 12:00:00 UTC",
  "value": null

Since you can't query the creation log column to return the creator of an item, you can use a workaround and query your items directly for the creator.

query {
  boards (ids:1234567890) {
    items (ids:9876543210) {
      creator {
let query = "query { boards (ids: 1234567890) { items (ids: 9876543210) { creator { name }}}}";

fetch ("", {
  method: 'post',
  headers: {
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    'Authorization' : 'YOUR_API_KEY_HERE'
   body: JSON.stringify({
     query : query
   .then(res => res.json())
   .then(res => console.log(JSON.stringify(res, null, 2)));


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