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Add/Remove Checklist Items Across All Cards

We have checklists that repeat across many cards and occasionally need to be updated (we add or remove an item on the checklist).  These checklists are part of a template and we have a master card we could use for automation. 

I want to be able to add/remove a checklist item and have it update all of the checklists with the same name (1 board).  It seems like this shouldn't be too difficult, but I can't figure out how to make it work.  Thanks in advance for your help. 

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@Laura McLam 

Hidden in all copied card is the copyCard action while they are still on the board. This can be used to collect all of such cards into a checklist and iterate through them and update the child cards. Unfortunately to build such a card you have to call an endpoint via http request. See the short demo video 

https://www.loom.com/share/dd45d6e7a290469d83ae90a725bda61c

🤞it is still available. 

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Oct 08, 2021

@Laura McLam there's no "loop through all cards" type feature in Butler (there used to be in Butler Bot but there was also a limit on the total number you could loop through).

This BenkoBot function would do it:

https://gist.github.com/iaindooley/3a99a495e31bffbeb847ded9190da4d6

You can install it as a Trello Listener by clicking this link and select which boards on which it should run (you'll need to enter your API key/token first):

Click to preview code in BenkoBot

This covers the basics of adding a new checklist item, you could also do one for editing the names of them and removing them. You'd need a coder to help out with that unless you're a coder yourself, we can introduce you to our vetted team of freelancers who can do this type of automation cost effectively for you.

You can also read more about BenkoBot here:

http://www.benkobot.com/

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