The tags column holds words and/or phrases that help you group your items using these keywords. You can filter, read, update, and clear the tags column via the API.

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

OperatorsCompare values
any_of
  • The tag IDs to filter by
  • -1 (blank values
  • not_any_of
  • The tag IDs to filter by
  • -1 (blank values)
  • is_emptynull
    is_not_emptynull

    Examples

    The following example returns all items on the specified board without tags.

    query {
      boards (ids: 1234567890) {
        items_page (query_params: {rules: [{column_id: "tags", compare_value: [-1], operator:any_of}]}) {
          items {
            id
            name
          }
        }
      }
    }
    

    Here's another example that filters out a single tag and only returns items on the specified board that don't have tag 543210.

    query {
      boards (ids: 1234567890) {
        items_page (query_params: {rules: [{column_id: "tags", compare_value: [543210], operator: not_any_of}]}) {
          items {
            id
            name
          }
        }
      }
    

    Reading the tags column

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

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

    Fields

    FieldDescription
    column Column!The column the value belongs to.
    id ID!The column's unique identifier.
    tag_ids [Int!]!The unique identifiers of the column's tags.
    text StringThe column's value as text. This field will return "" if the column has an empty value.
    type ColumnType!The column's type.
    value JSONThe column's JSON-formatted raw value.

    Updating the tags column

    You can update a tags 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 a tags column, send the tag IDs in an array.

    mutation {
      change_multiple_column_values(item_id:9876543210, board_id:1234567890, column_values: "{\"tags\" : {\"tag_ids\" : [\"295026\", \"295064\"]}}") {
        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: "{\"tags\" : { \"tag_ids\" : [\"295026\", \"295064\"]}}"
        })
      })
    })
    

    Clearing the tags column

    You can also clear a tags 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: "{\"tags\" : 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: "{\"tags\" : null}"
        })
      })
    })
    

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