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Counting Trello cards

Hi, Is there an easy way to have a count of the number of cards in each list.  I'd like to display this in the list heading if possible - or in a card placed at the top of this list.  Would be great to havethat automatically updated when a ne wcard is created by could also be ok if we had to manually generate somehow.

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Mike Atlassian Team Dec 27, 2017

Hi Sally,


This is not natively possible in Trello, but Milt's workaround is a good one. Activating any filter (including with the 'Q' shortcut key) will temporarily show you a count of all cards in each list, but this isn't persistent and won't remain there permanently.


For that, you'd need to add a third-party Chrome extension, such as this one:


These are built and maintained by third parties, but can add a great deal of functionality to Trello!

Great answer but my admin has blocked this extension.  Any other ideas?

"This is not natively possible in Trello" = Failure to produce minimally viable product. Totals are required in all Kanban like boards.

Will seek out more reliable provider.

But .length() has been a basic method in programming since the dawn of time.


How is this seemingly trivial feature of displaying a list's length not natively possible?

I'm new, as well. Learned this only today:

Show Menu / Filter Cards /

In the search field, enter an asterisk (*).

That is perfect - thank you!

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Perfect!, that was great!

But in my version says "Search"


Muchas gracias

I did find another workaround by using a Powerup - List Limits. I added this and had the limit set to a higher number. So I can always see the card count! It is really useful and stays always like we have in Jira. 

I use the Chrome card counter extension. It does the tick fast and easy. 

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