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Butler. Delete all cards with no description

Is there a way to delete all cards with no description from the specific list.

It would be great if such a script ran each week.

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@Nick 

Use the calendar to set a trigger card, the actions when trigger will be to use cascade collect card > content > description is empty, into links under a checklist temp, and for each card linked in item , archive the card. Try it. Butler does not have a delete option

Thank you for prompt reply

The suggested solution would work well, the only problem is there is no cascade action for the calendar trigger

@Nick 
Yes, Trello had decided not to include it so you can use calendar to set the trigger. 

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Mar 24, 2021

@Nick This Trellinator function would do it:

https://gist.github.com/iaindooley/39b2d93a336b90378ccce9330762310f

You could run that as an adhoc function in our BenkoBot platform:

https://app.benkobot.com/

just click "adhoc" in the top right once authenticated.

Unfortunately we don't have scheduled commands in BenkoBot (yet! coming soon!) but you could also run this as a Listener, by for example triggering the command by using Butler to create a card in the board called "DELETE EMPTY DESCRIPTIONS" once per week, then this install this listener code on the board:

https://gist.github.com/iaindooley/39997991a90cfbd1b5ac390bbb6d9331

This version would remove all cards without a description from anywhere in the board:

https://gist.github.com/iaindooley/cdf9c804fda763da7ce0482c7b467ec9

Your Butler command to trigger this would look like this:

2021-03-25 at 11.57 am.png

You can read more about Trellinator here:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Marketplace-Apps-Integrations/Introducing-Trellinator-Automate-Trello-with-Google-Apps-Script/ba-p/925271

and you can see more about our BenkoBot platform here:

http://www.benkobot.com/

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