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Anyone can recall with Copy a card using Automation - were the item statuses replicated to the copy?

I just observed that the checklist check statuses were not replicated? Can anyone recall this was not the case previously?


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Iain Dooley Community Leader Sep 24, 2021

@milynnus nope the checklist state has always been reset when you do a card copy. If you want to update the state on a card copy you have to automate it.

Is there a way for each checklist item status to remain the same as on the original card. I am using a Board Button and see the option to check all checklist items, but I need the checklist items to keep their current status.

Also and more importantly, when I copy a card it resets all my due dates to incomplete. Is there a way to have them keep their status also? As a work-around I would be willing to not have the dates copy over at all.

Iain Dooley Community Leader Oct 05, 2021

@Jill Young there isn't anything built in that will let you copy a card and maintain its state but that's a relatively simple API automation that could be done using our BenkoBot platform:

If you wanted to still use a button, you could have the button add a label then use that as the trigger for your BenkoBot listener, something like:

If you're not a coder we can put you in touch with a vetted dev to help you set it all up.

@Jill Young 

Following the reply from @Iain Dooley , I when back add code that allows for status, assigned, due dates to be replicated across .

Thank you @Iain Dooley for your prompt response. I am not a coder so this is all new to me, although I believe I can understand coding if I have an opportunity to learn and use. 

Thank you @milynnus for your quick action also. I appreciate you jumping in to help. Although, maybe since I'm not a coder, I do not understand or find what change you made.

Could one of you please explain?

Thanks so much!!

@Jill Young 

Effectively, in the part of the code that I needed to copy the card with item statuses, assignment and due dates brought across, I was able to get the check statuses over to the copied card.

Iain Dooley Community Leader Oct 06, 2021

@Jill Young well, you can see a "crash course" and some examples on how to use BenkoBot on our community board :)

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