The people column represents a person(s) who is assigned items. You can filter, read, update, and clear the people column via the API.

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

OperatorsCompare values
any_of
  • The user IDs to filter by ("person-123456")
  • "assigned_to_me" (items assigned to the user making the API call)
  • "person-0" (blank values)
  • not_any_of
  • The user IDs to filter by ("person-123456")
  • "assigned_to_me" (items assigned to the user making the API call)
  • "person-0" (blank values)
  • is_emptynull
    is_not_emptynull
    not_contains_textThe partial or whole name to filter by
    contains_textThe partial or whole name to filter by
    starts_withThe value the item starts with
    ends_withThe value the item ends with

    Examples

    The following example returns all items on the specified board assigned to anyone except the user running the query.

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

    Reading the people column

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

    query {
      items (ids:[1234567890, 9876543210]) {
        column_values {
          ... on PeopleValue {
            persons_and_teams
          }
        }
      }
    }
    

    Fields

    FieldDescription
    column Column!The column the value belongs to.
    id ID!The column's unique identifier.
    persons_and_teams [\[PeopleEntity!\]](https://developer.monday.com/api-reference/reference/other-types#people-entity)The column's people or team values.
    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 people column

    You can update a people 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 a people column, send a string of user IDs separated by a comma that you want to add to the column.

    mutation {
      change_simple_column_value(item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_id:"people", value:"123456, 654321") {
        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: "people",
          myColumnValue: "123456, 654321"
          })
        })
      })
    

    JSON

    To update a people column, send an array with the people or team IDs you want to add to the column.

    mutation {
      change_multiple_column_values(item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_values: "{\"people\" : {\"personsAndTeams\":[{\"id\":\"4616627\",\"kind\":\"person\"},{\"id\":\"4616666\",\"kind\":\"person\"},{\"id\":\"51166\",\"kind\":\"team\"}]}}") {
        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:"{\"people\": {\"personAndTeams\": [{\"id\": \"4616627\", \"kind\": \"person\"}, {\"id\": \"4616666\", \"kind\": \"person\"}, {\"id\": \"51166\", \"kind\": \"team\"}]}}"
        })
      })
    })
    

    Clearing the people column

    You have two options to clear a people column. First, you can use the change_multiple_column_values mutation and pass 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: "{\"people\" : 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: "{\"people\" : null}"
        })
      })
    })
    

    You can also use the change_simple_column_value mutation and pass an empty string in the value argument.

    mutation {
      change_simple_column_value(item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_id: "people", value: "") {
        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: "phone",
          myColumnValue: ""
          })
        })
      })
    

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