The hour column contains a specific time entry for an item in HH:MM format. You can filter, read, update, and clear the hour column via the API.

Filtering the hour 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 hour column's supported operators and compare values.

OperatorsCompare values
any_of
  • "Early morning"
  • "Morning"
  • "Afternoon"
  • "Evening"
  • "Night"
  • not_any_of
  • "Early morning"
  • "Morning"
  • "Afternoon"
  • "Evening"
  • "Night"
  • is_emptynull
    is_not_emptynull

    Compare values

    The hour column takes a set of predefined compare values to align with the filtering options in the UI. Please note that these times are based on the monday.com timezone configuration of the user making the API call.

    • Early morning: 4:00 - 7:00 AM
    • Morning: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Afternoon: 12:00 - 8:00 PM
    • Evening: 8:00 - 11:00 PM
    • Night: 11:00 PM - 4:00 AM

    Examples

    The following example returns all items on the specified board with an hour column value in the afternoon.

    query {
      boards (ids: 1234567890) {
        items_page (query_params: {rules: [{column_id: "hour", compare_value: ["Afternoon"], operator:any_of}]}) {
          items {
            id
            name
          }
        }
      }
    }
    

    Reading the hour column

    You can query the hour column using the column_values object that enables you to return column-specific subfields by sending a fragment in your query. Values for the hour column are of the HourValue type.

    query {
      items (ids:[1234567890, 9876543210]) {
        column_values {
          ... on HourValue {
            minute
            hour
          }
        }
      }
    }
    

    Fields

    FieldDescription
    column Column!The column the value belongs to.
    hour IntThe column's hour value.
    id ID!The column's unique identifier.
    minute IntThe column's minute value.
    text StringThe column's value as text. This field will return "" if the column has an empty value.
    type ColumnType!The column's type.
    updated_at DateThe column's last updated date.
    value JSONThe column's JSON-formatted raw value.

    Updating the hour column

    You can update an hour column using the change_multiple_column_values mutation and passing a JSON string in the column_values argument. Simple string updates are not supported.

    JSON

    To update an hour column, send the hour and minute in 24-hour format. Make sure you remove any leading zeroes from the data you send (i.e., send the number 9 instead of 09).

    mutation {
      change_multiple_column_values(item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_values: "{\"hour\" : {\"hour\" : 16, \"minute\" : 42}}") {
        id
      }
    }
    
    fetch ("https://api.monday.com/v2", {
      method: 'post',
      headers: {
        'Content-Type': 'application/json',
        'Authorization' : 'YOUR_API_KEY'
      },
      body: JSON.stringify({
        query : "mutation ($myBoardId:Int!, $myItemId:Int!, $myColumnValues:JSON!) { change_multiple_column_values(item_id:$myItemId, board_id:$myBoardId, column_values: $myColumnValues) { id } }",
        variables : JSON.stringify({
          myBoardId: 1234567890,
          myItemId: 9876543210,
          myColumnValues: "{\"hour\" : {\"hour\" : 16, \"minute\": 42}}"
        })
      })
    })
    

    Clearing the hour column

    You can also clear an hour column using the change_multiple_column_values mutation and passing null or an empty object in the column_values argument.

    mutation {
      change_multiple_column_values(item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_values: "{\"hour\" : null}") {
        id
      }
    }
    
    fetch ("https://api.monday.com/v2", {
      method: 'post',
      headers: {
        'Content-Type': 'application/json',
        'Authorization' : 'YOUR_API_KEY_HERE'
      },
      body: JSON.stringify({
        query : "mutation ($myBoardId:Int!, $myItemId:Int!, $myColumnValues:JSON!) { change_multiple_column_values(item_id:$myItemId, board_id:$myBoardId, column_values: $myColumnValues) { id } }",
        variables : JSON.stringify({
          myBoardId: 1234567890,
          myItemId: 9876543210,
          myColumnValues: "{\"hour\" : null}"
        })
      })
    })
    

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