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Automatically create a new list titled with dates

Hi, I want to create either a board button or an automation that will create a new list with a date in the title.  This is for a work planner, I would have 1 list as a 'ToDo List' and cards could then be dropped into the dated list.

So the automation would either create a list with todays date, or better still create a whole week or months worth of new lists all with dates in the titles.

Is this possible with Trello currently?

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Hi @Peter Reed 

Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

You could set up an automation to create dated lists every day using a scheduled command and variables. For example, “every day at 12:00 am, create a new list named ToDo List for {date}”.

Ok, thats helpful thank you.  How would I create 5 lists for a whole week?  Could  {date}+1 work?

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Hi @Peter Reed,

You could use arithmetic with date variables.

Please use the 'd' value prefixed with the day number to adjust the date. For example, {date+1d}, {date+2d} and so on will work. You could schedule the command to run once a week if you plan to create the dated lists on a weekly basis.

Here's an example of how you could set up the command to create 5 lists for the week every Monday:

Screenshot 2022-05-05 at 4.04.53 PM.png

Hope this helps!

Very helpful, would it be possible to also insert the Day with the Date.  So it displays as 'Mon, May 6, 2022' for example.

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Hi @Peter Reed


Yes, you could use the variable {weekdayname} to return the day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, and so on), or {weekdayshort} to return the abbreviated name of the day of the week (Mon, Tue, and so on).
{weekdayname}, {date}
{weekdayname+1d}, {date+1d}
You will find more details about date variables here.

Perfect solution thank you

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