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Butler - set due date to day of month indicated in card name

Hey all!

I want to be able to add a due date to a card via typing a number in the card name. So if I type:

"Email bob on #1"

as the card name (with the "#" just being an arbitrary symbol for the wildcard detector to latch onto), the good-ol butler-bot free-type days would mean typing something like

"when card name contains {#*}, set due date to  {monthnumber}/{cardnamewildcard1}/{yearshort}

But I can't figure out how to use a variable in the due date. in the Power-up version of Butler there's a pretty good variety of options to choose from for setting the due date (or a date in a custom field), but none for using a variable. Any ideas?



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You dont need to use wildcard.

You can create a rule like this 

when anyone enters a card with a name containing a date, set due on the date and remove the matched text 


This command will automatically add due dates to your cards when you enter a temporal indication in the name, e.g. tomorrow at 10, next tuesday, april 15, 8/6/19, in two working days, before the last Friday of the month, etc.

Hey @Ludo, Thanks for the tip!

How/where can I type that command in? I haven't been able to find where to free-type commands in the power-up version of Butler, just the block interface where you select a trigger and then commands.



Rules>> type trigger Dates>> select the 3rd option available. 

It contains trigger & action commandscapt.JPG

is there a way to just write commands instead of manually clicking on UI objects?

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