Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Can I use automation to copy one custom field to another custom field on the same card?

I'm new to Trello and am using it to manage an annual cycle of work. I've done a lot of searching but can't find an answer to my question. There are two date custom fields on the card - Last year's meeting date and this year's meeting date. When the cycle for the year is completed, the card moves to the final list and I want to copy the current year's meeting date to the Last year's meeting date field so we are prepped for next year.  Is there a way to do this? When I look at all the actions for an automation related to date fields, the only options I see are time-related parameters - now, 1 year from now, 1 week from now, etc.  I'm hoping this is something simple that I'm just missing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Mar 23, 2023

Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for reaching out!

Just to confirm, did you want to set up a rule where the "Current year's meeting date" Custom Field replaces the Custom Field "Last year's meeting date"?

If so, you'll want to set up a rule like this:

  • when a card is added to list "Final", set custom field "Last year's meeting date" to "{{%This year's meeting date}}"

The set custom field action is under the Fields tab.

In this example, the {{%Field name}} variable is used to reference a Custom Field’s value in an action. More on that here:

Please let us know if you have any other questions, and we'll be happy to help.

All the best,

The Trello Team

Thank you so much! I'll give it try

worked great!  I didn't know I could type a field into to the "set custom field" blank - it only brought up non-date fields to select and I thought I had to select one of them.  Thanks for the help!

Like Lara likes this

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events