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Butler - card content change + e-mailed in

Hi All,


I just started to use Butler for Trello and am very excited of its functionalities!

However, I'm still a newbie and need to digest more learning material to improve my skills.


Currently I am using Trello as tool to follow inbound shipments, including the ETA date in the card name. As this date can change and more oftenly does, I would like to automatically inform my stakeholders of this change.

To be specific:

When an ETA changes, the stakeholder should get an e-mail with changed ETA date and related card name.


I managed to set up a rule that e-mails an ETA change on a certain board when a checklist is completed, but it does not relate specific data from the card (its name and changed ETA date).

So here's where I got stuck and could do with a little advice from the experts.


Many thanks in advance for your help!

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@Stijn Van Doninck 

Once the card is created with the ETA on the card name it is just part of a string not a variable. However you rename the card using {{%ETA}}. 

@Stijn Van Doninck 

For “but it does not relate specific data from” - presumably you want to add variables like {triggercardname} or {{%ETA}} to the email body. Is that what you are asking?

Thx for the fast reply!


I think it concerns indeed variables like {triggercardname} or {{%ETA}} to be added to the email body.

However, I'm not familiar with variables, still have to learn this part.

Thank you very much!


Created following rule:

when the "ETA change" label is added to a card by anyone, send an email notification to "" with subject "ETA Change! {triggercardname}" and message "ETA of {triggercardname} -- new ETA {{%ETA}}"


I included a label ETA change to have "manual control" over any ETA change so not every change is reported.


Just have to sort out when the particular notification is e-mailed in upon addition of the label.

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