Using automation to create to-dos is a great way to drive consistency with processes. However currently when setting up an automation rule to create a to-do, you must select specific assignees.
It would be great to be able to set the assignee of the to-do based off some other field.
The assignee of the record the to-do is created on
A custom user field on the record the to-do is created on
Just launched — A single automation rule can now assign users dynamically
When you assign a user with an automation rule, there is a new option available. You can now select 'the same as' and then choose a user field to copy from.
For example, create a to-do for 'Designs' and for the assignee, choose 'the same as' the 'Designer' field. This will assign a to-do to the person that you have designated as the designer for the feature.