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Checklist Capabilities Edited

A couple questions on checklists

1) Is there a way to lock a card in a column until everything on the checklist has been checked?

2) There is a way to hide the items that have been already checked off, but is it possible to collapse a checklist so that it is only the title showing? - We are planning to do many checklists and want to avoid the messy look of all of them in different stages on the card.

 Thank you!

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Hi Rachel,

Blair here from the Trello team.

Right now, I'm afraid there's not a way to lock a card or board in this way.

Similarly, there's not a way to hide a list or card, like a collapse, although I can see how this would be helpful! You may find this and this 3rd party extension might help you organize your board in a different way. 

I will share your post with our team to show there is interest in these features! Many thanks!

Thank you for your help, Blair! As a follow up - is there a capability to reorder checklists once everything is completed on one? That way the completed checklists are at the bottom and the ones that are in process are at the top.



Iain Dooley Community Leader Jan 14, 2019

@Rachel Bloem again, this is something you could automate with the API. Are you already a Butler user? If so, the Butler command for this would be:

When a checklist is made complete move it to the bottom

The Trellinator code would be:

Hey Iain - I do have Bulter, but I'm not seeing an option to "move to the bottom."


It's an option to move the card to the bottom of the list, but I want the checklist to be moved to the bottom of the list of checklists on the card. Thanks!

@Blair at Atlassian Hey Blair! The Collapsible Trello List chrome extension is no longer working and I was wondering if you knew of any other extensions that do the same thing? I haven't been able to find anything after looking around.

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Jan 13, 2019

@Rachel Bloem you can hide completed items in a checklist on both desktop and mobile. on desktop, next to the checklist name you can see "Hide completed items", on mobile swipe the checklist name to hide completed items.

You could use the API to prevent people from accidentally advancing a card that was incomplete. I have built a free/open source Google Apps Script library for automating Trello:

The code to do what you want would look something like this:

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