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Free CSV importation tool for Trello Edited

If you're after a small, light, free tool for importing Lists, Cards, Checklists and Items into a Trello board from a CSV file, I'm happy to announce TrelloBuddy.

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It's a Windows application that comes with an example CSV template and a User Guide. Use it as you see fit, and that's about it.

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@David Bakkers - thanks for sharing David!

Seems like this is more freeware than shareware, right? That is, you're not asking for money. 😊

Have any of your code online on Bitbucket or GitHub? Would love to contribute to your project.

Hello Dave.

Yes, it's freeware, not shareware. I forgot about the distinction between the two. I've updated the discussion heading.

At the moment I'm not hosting the code in the public domain in GitHub or similar. It's mostly PowerShell with some .NET libraries.

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@David Bakkers I don't know how this is not getting more love. This freeware is awesome!!! 

I haven't found anything else (even paying) that allows uploading Checklists and checklist items. 

I know you said you are not doing support but I'm running into issues with the Description field not loading. I think it's because of the markdown I'm using. I'll test some variations. 

I'm also having issues with the Due Date. My sample had this date 2020-11-30T10:23:15.000Z and it didn't load. 

Let me know if you want to chat about it any further. 

Thanks again! 

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@Virginie HMWith regards the Description problem, I found it was due to the markdown containing pound (#) symbols for headings. The bug also affected Comments if they contained pound symbols in their markdown. I've fixed the cause of the problem.

Please download the updated version, which now also:

  • Parses and adds multiple Labels with Label Colors to cards
  • Parses and adds multiple Members to cards, based on the board member's email addresses.

With regards the Due Date, it needs to match the date format your Trello instance / Atlassian account is configured for. If you're using US date format, swap the day and month around. IE 2020-30-11

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A general update on some recent improvements to TrelloBuddy:

  1. Added - Can now parse and import multiple Comments, delimited by semicolons, into each Card.
  2. Added - Can now parse and add multiple Members, delimited by semicolons, to a Card using their usernames or email addresses.
  3. Changed - Labels and Label Colors are now all delimited by semicolons, to allow commas in Label names.
  4. Changed - The name of the Custom Field is logged when attempting to import data into it.
  5. Changed - The Due Date is set after the Card is created, to allow for a supplied Due Date being invalid.
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A general update on some recent improvements to TrelloBuddy v1-14:

  1. Added - Can now parse and import a due date and a member into each Checklist Item.
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Dave Liao Community Leader Feb 11, 2021

@David Bakkers - nice! I'm guessing we can import by Trello username now?

Yes, you can use either a Trello username or an email address. It doesn't check to see if any person found is or isn't a member of the Board, it only logs an error when trying to make that person a member of a Card or Checklist Item.

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A general update on some recent improvements to TrelloBuddy:

  • Added - Can parse and import a Start Date into each Card
  • Added - Can parse and import a Cover Color into each Card
  • Added - Can parse and import a Cover Size into each Card
  • Changed - Errors when searching for usernames are now correctly logged
  • Fixed - Cards are correctly created if they have no Description
  • Fixed - Checklist Items will not be uploaded if the prior Checklist was not created


I'm also looking into parsing unlimited Custom Fields, instead of just one.

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