Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

A way to stop a Automation when I have a certain number of Cards.


We have a system where we have tasks, and those tasks are placed in cards. Those cards get added with vague labels, and If we want to do one of those tasks, We can join them and move it to the Progress list. I want to try out the butler, but the butler doesn't stop when I have 4 or more cards(3 are the max tasks you can have); I am afraid to leave it overnight, joining all the cards at once.

I'm here to ask if there's a way to stop the automation when I have the max cards, which are 3.

1 answer

0 votes
Iain Dooley Community Leader Jul 01, 2021

@TheLaoring Perhaps the solution is to create a card button called "Accept Responsibility" that will add the member to the card and move it to In Progress, that way the person clicking it will know they have the maximum.

I don't think there is any way in Butler to check whether or not the person already has 3 cards, but you could do it with this BenkoBot function:

You can install this function in BenkoBot using the link on this card:

You will have the chance to review the code after putting in your API key/token.

You can see other examples on that board of how you can use BenkoBot to automate Trello (with more to come!)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted in Trello

Taco Tuesday: New years' resolutions with Trello

Congratulations to @Laura Holton , our latest winner of Taco Tuesday! And thanks to @Kristján Geir Mathiesen for sharing the picture of Taco having fun with his new friend  B...

2,399 views 28 41
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you