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Butler Q - copying cards across boards Edited

Hi franz 👋🏽,

I've been trying to use Butler to do the following:

When card is moved to x list in x board, create identical copy of card in y list in y board (different board altogether!).

I see no duplication feature for cards in Butler. It seems far-fetched that I've be able to duplicate across a different board, but if anyone has any insight or tips, please let me know!

Thank you!!


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I came here just now for this exact thing.  We have 100+ boards for our clients and on each board I need the Action Items assigned to a person to feed to a separate "Master To Do List" board.  I just got in Butler for the 1st time and I didn't quite see what I was looking for.  Thanks @Shakirra Meghjee for asking this. 

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carrie_eandm Community Leader Aug 13, 2019

@Shakirra Meghjee There's a similar question like this from earlier this year. Check this out and see if that helps you. 

I've used Butler to copy cards to other boards via a label, but not with a list movement.

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Katrin Anger Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

@Shakirra Meghjee @Megan Kelly 

Hello ladies,

here's the command that you can use with the Butler Power-Up:

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If you cannot find the "copy" command, click on the "move" button in the 1st action tab. The "copy" command hides right behind the "move" button.


- Does that help?

@Katrin Anger But this won't aggregate all created tasks for 1 person lets say to go over into a master board correct?  I see your screenshot above is for when cards are moved, but we have 100+ boards created an tons of tasks on the boards and it's hard for me to keep track of all open tasks I have (forces me to go board by board) when I would love a way to have Butler take all actions assigned (@me) to me and funnel them to 1 "Megan Action Items" board.

Katrin Anger Community Leader Aug 14, 2019

@Megan Kelly 

Yes, your requirement is a bit different than @Shakirra Meghjee's was. It's always best to open a separate thread with different use cases.

What I would recommend doing, is setting up a Rule that uses the trigger: "when I am added to a card ..." and then you can copy or move the card to a master board.

Have you tried this? If yes, what's the problem you are running into?

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