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Avoiding Duplicate Card Names

Lynne I'm New Here Dec 21, 2021

How do I avoid duplicate card names? I want to ensure no other card exists with the same card name. Is there an alert that'll notify you and ask/force you to rename the card to proceed when "Creating/Copying a Card"



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Hi @Lynne ! Welcome to the community :) maybe try create an automation? There are heaps of ways you could set it up, but here's one example:


Mykenna Cepek Community Leader Dec 21, 2021

Great solution, @hannahmorg!

One suggestion...

Probably want to call out the {triggercardlink} as well (in the email, maybe in the comment also).

The "found" (existing) card might have multiple other cards linked to it, so it might not be clear which link in the existing card goes to the newly created duplicate.

Good point! Yes, the content I gave in my example might not make sense for all use-cases, so you can definitely customize it. The main idea is to use the automation to find the duplicate card using the lookup function. In terms of the actions that follow that, it's up to you! For example, you could rename the duplicate card and pre-fix it with [duplicate], link it to the original, and then archive the duplicate, and then post a comment to let the card creator know what happened. It's so cool how many things you can do with Butler! 😃

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Hi @Lynne It would be great but I think it is not possible directly. The only thing I can think of is to write on search board the title you want to put in your new card, and you will see if the tittle already exists in your boards. 🤷‍♀️

Looking for read other answers to this question😊

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Mykenna Cepek Community Leader Dec 21, 2021

Sounds like a good use-case for a new Trello Power-Up. (hint hint)

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