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Converting checklist items into cards and renaming the cards Edited


I'm trying to rename cards created from the following command (rules in Butler) :

when the "Task dispatch" item is checked in a checklist named "Checklist Projects" by me, remove all the incomplete items from checklist "Checklist add task", convert all the complete items in checklist "Checklist add task" into linked cards in list "Task to do", for each card linked from an item in checklist "Checklist add task", link the cards together

Basically, that works really well. It creates cards into another list that are linked to the checklist and also added as linked cards. Do not ask me why we need the double link....... ;)

If I add : using pattern "{triggercardname} {cardname}" in the action "convert all the complete items..." (convert all the complete items in checklist "Checklist add task" into linked cards in list "Task to do"using pattern "{triggercardname} {cardname}") that doesn't change the newly created cards' names but it changes the items' names. That's not what I want. As per post it seems that it works for a single item converted. But when you use convert all, it doesn't.

I want the newly created cards to be renamed with the orignal name of the card followed by the name of the item :

Card X
List Y
Item 1
Item 2
Item 3

The cards should be named Card X Item 1, Card X Item 2, etc. Instead of that the items are renamed Card X Item 1,2,3, and therefore lose the link to the new card. I don't want the item to be renamed only the new cards!

Does someone have an explanation for this or a way to get around that and rename the cards ? I tried to rename the card when they get into the list "Task to do" but the {triggercardname} lose its value therefore renaming the card Item 1 Item 1. Also tried {sourcecardname} which does nothing.

Please help!!! Thanks!!!

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Katrin Anger Community Leader Jul 31, 2019

@Eric Bergevin 

Hi Eric, I had good success with using a variable pattern, such as [checklistitemname](checklistitemlink).

This pattern makes use of the Markdown syntax and creates a clickable link between the checklist item and the name.

Thanks, but I am not sure how this is related to this case as I am trying to rename a CARD after it has been converted from a checklist item ?

But it will surely help my other question if I can fix the "link the card with the item" action first! It will help me get the item and the link mirrored to the other board.

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