The long text column holds up to 2,000 characters of text. You can filter, read, update, and clear the long text column via the API.

Filtering the long text 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 long text column's supported operators and compare values.

OperatorsCompare values
any_of
  • The whole text value to filter by
  • "" (blank values)
  • not_any_of
  • The whole text value to filter by
  • "" (blank values)
  • is_emptynull
    is_not_emptynull
    contains_textThe partial or whole text value to filter by
    not_contains_textThe partial or whole text value to filter by

    Examples

    The following example returns all items on the specified board with an empty long text column.

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

    Reading the text column

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

    query {
      items (ids:[1234567890, 9876543210]) {
        column_values {
          ... on LongTextValue {
            text
            value
          }
        }
      }
    }
    

    Fields

    FieldDescription
    column Column!The column the value belongs to.
    id ID!The column's unique identifier.
    text StringThe column's long 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 long text column

    You can update a long text column using the change_simple_column_value mutation and sending a simple string in the value argument. You can also use the change_multiple_column_values mutation and pass a JSON string in the column_values argument.

    Simple strings

    To update the long text column, send a string with up to 2,000 characters.

    mutation {
      change_simple_column_value (item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_id:"long_text", value: "Sample text") {
        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!, $myColumnValue: String!, $columnId: String!) { change_simple_column_value (item_id:$myItemId, board_id:$myBoardId, column_id: $columnId, value: $myColumnValue) { id } }",
        variables : JSON.stringify({
          myBoardId: 1234567890,
          myItemId: 9876543210,
          columnId: "long_text",
          myColumnValue: "Sample text"
          })
        })
      })
    

    JSON

    To update the long text column using JSON, send the "text" key with up to 2,000 characters.

    mutation {
      change_multiple_column_values(item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_values: "{\"long_text\" : {\"text\" : \"Sample text\"}}") {
        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: "{\"long_text\" : {\"text\" : \"Sample text\"}}"
        })
      })
    })
    

    Clearing the long text column

    You can also clear a long text column using the change_multiple_column_values mutation and passing null, an empty string, or an empty object in the column_values argument.

    mutation {
      change_multiple_column_values(item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_values: "{\"long_text\" : 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: "{\"long_text\" : null}"
        })
      })
    })
    

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