monday.com board views allow you to visualize your board data differently. The API can provide you with records of all views added to a board, aside from dashboard views.

As a developer working with monday.com, it is important to familiarize yourself with the views API so you know how to access board view data. This document will walk you through the available queries to read the views object via the API.

Queries

Querying views will return a collection of board views from a specific board. This method accepts various arguments and returns an array.

You can only query views by nesting it within a boards query, so it can't be used at the root.

query {
  boards (ids: 1234567890) {
    views {
      type
      settings_str
      view_specific_data_str
      name
      id
    }
  }
}
let query = 'query { boards (ids: 1234567890) { views { id name type } } }';

fetch ("https://api.monday.com/v2", {
  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)));

This query would return the following:

{
  "data": {
    "boards": [
      {
        "views" : [
          {
            "type": "FormBoardView",
            "settings_str": "{\"columns\":{\"name\":{\"visible\":true,\"question\":\"Name\",\"type\":\"name\"},\"email\":{\"visible\":true,\"question\":\"Email\",\"type\":\"email\"},\"phone\":{\"visible\":true,\"question\":\"Phone\",\"type\":\"phone\"},\"location\":{\"visible\":true,\"question\":\"Location\",\"type\":\"location\"},\"text6\":{\"visible\":true,\"question\":\"T-shirt Size\",\"type\":\"text\"},\"pulse__update\":{\"visible\":false,\"question\":\"Update\"},\"status8\":{\"visible\":true,\"question\":\"Status\",\"type\":\"color\"}},\"formTitle\":\"Contact Info and T-shirt Form\",\"show_name_question\":true,\"backgroundColor\":\"chili-blue\",\"headerColor\":null,\"createdBy\":31855020}",
            "view_specific_data_str": "{\"token\":\"abcdefg12345678\",\"disabled\":false,\"region\":\"use1\"}",
            "name": "Contact Form",
            "id": "55567306"
          },
          {
            "type": "ItemsGalleryBoardView",
            "settings_str": "{}",
            "view_specific_data_str": "{}",
            "name": "Cards",
            "id": "212647324"
          },
          {
            "type": "KanbanBoardView",
            "settings_str": "{\"pivot_by_column\":{\"status8\":true},\"assignee_column\":{},\"gallery_column\":{\"all\":true},\"card_columns\":{\"person\":true,\"date\":true,\"subitems\":true},\"display_mode\":\"crop\",\"divide_by_column\":{\"group\":true},\"createdBy\":31855020}",
            "view_specific_data_str": "{}",
            "name": "Kanban",
            "id": "212644479"
          }
        ]
      }
    ]
  }
}

Arguments

You can use the following argument(s) to reduce the number of results returned in your views query.

ArgumentDescription
ids [ID!]The specific board IDs to return views for.
type StringThe specific type of views to return.

Fields

You can use the following field(s) to specify what information your views query will return.

FieldDescription
id ID!The view's unique identifier.
name String!The view's name.
settings_str String!The view's settings.
type String!The view's type.
view_specific_data_str String!Specific board view data (only supported for forms).

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