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Butler: Creating rules that refer to list POSITION, not list name

Back before Trello made Butler more user-friendly, there was an ability to create rules that referenced a list's position, rather than its name. (see this Help article for evidence:


Now, however, I can't see any way to do so. When I create a command in the Butler interface, it always wants a list name reference (from an automatically-populated dropdown).


Ultimately, I want to create a rule that on Monday, all cards from List #3 are moved to List #2 and sorted by due date.


(I want this because List 2 is "THIS WEEK" and Lists 3–52 are weekly lists that I move as the weeks pass, such that the current week is always in position #3.)


Any help would be much appreciated!

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Esme Crutchley Community Leader Jan 05, 2020

Hi @Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum 

I didn't use Butler before the Trello acquisition, so I can't say whether this works or not, but you can type in #2 or 3 or whatever. I don't know if it'll work or not, but you can type in rather than picking a list.

Screenshot 2020-01-05 at 17.52.51.pngEsme :)

Great thinking! But unfortunately, this does not work. :(Screen Shot 2020-01-07 at 2.22.28 PM.png


I confirm that, according to documentation (, #1 should work.

But it doesn't! Is this a bug or is there something special when using this ?

Best regards

Esme Crutchley Community Leader Mar 20, 2020

Hi @Emmanuel_Guyot 

That page was last updated on December 18, 2018 - Butler has been bought by Trello since then and doesn't allow for list numbers any more.

Sorry :(

Ok :-(

Thank you for your reply, I stop my investigations.

Best regards

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