Step 2: Insert the column value placeholder

To insert a single value from a specific column, use the <<column_firstrow:COLUMN LABEL>> placeholder anywhere in your Google Doc template, where “COLUMN LABEL” should be replaced with the name of your column.

Examples:

  • If your column name is “Address”, you should insert the placeholder as follows:
    <<column_firstrow:Address>>
  • If your column name is “Applicant Name”, you should insert the placeholder as follows:
    <<column_firstrow:Applicant Name>>

The <<column_firstrow>> placeholder will insert the value from the first row it finds in your board. You can easily control which row should be used using the built-in monday.com filter: just click on the “Filter” button at the top of the DocuGen view, then select the specific row you want to include in your document from the “Name” column in the filter dialog box. More on selecting specific rows here.

Special Case: if you want to insert the value from the very first column on your board (which does not have a name), use “Item” for the column name: <<column_firstrow:Item>>

More information:

  1. Generate a document from a specific row
  2. Full list of placeholders

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