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How to substract days to a due date?


First of all sorry if my english is not good, this is not my first language. I apologize.

My problem is that i want to custom a pattern with the due dates. I work in showbusiness and we work backward for everything. 

For exemple, let's say we have a show that will be played on march 14th. I have my due date and i know that 2 weeks before the show, i need to set-up a practice. And 4 weeks before the show, i need to buy costumes. And on, and on, and on.

So i was trying to use butler to set-up rules that can allow to set-up dates in the custom field date from the due date moving backward, but it seems impossible.

Is it even possible?


Thank you very much!

1 answer

Hi @Emilie_Ouellette 

Maybe, you can use this method : 

Add a parentcard which contains the final due date (14 mars). 

Add all other cards in a other list "Todo" with a custom field "mydate"

Trigger : move the parentcard in list "Todo"

Associate to this trigger actions like 

  • collect all cards in list "Todo" into linked items in checklist "Todo"
  • It allows to link the triggercard with all cards in the specified list
  • for each card linked from an item in checklist "Todo",  set custom field "mydate" to "{triggercardduedate}"
  • It allows to propagate final due date to all cards in the specified list.


Trigger : Set for all cards custom field "mydelay"  in weeks number 

Associate to this trigger action like

  • set due on the date in custom field "mydate" minus {{%mydelay}} weeks
  • It allows to calculate due date for each card in the specified list

Note : if the cards and delays are already set, just use the first trigger and merge the 2 actions blocks

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