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Emailing to board while using calendar view

I would like to email to trello board an appointment email and have the created card appear in calendar view as falling on the day the appointment is for rather than falling on the day the card was made. Is this possible? Can you control where, in calendar mode, the card will show when creating the card via email to board?

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Sep 17, 2020

@Neil Brubaker the card will show in the calendar whenever the due date is set. You can use Butler to set the due date on a card based on an offset, but there's not currently a "card created containing a date" option in Butler.

I created a function for it in Trellinator called parseDate that handles a bunch of different date/time strings, here you can see a list of the available formats:

http://docs.trellinator.com/trellinator_Trellinator.js.html#line1229

The Trellinator function to do this would look like this:

https://gist.github.com/iaindooley/b278a1414cdb77c4fd9f368d56970ec4

You can read more about Trellinator here:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Marketplace-Apps-Integrations/Introducing-Trellinator-Automate-Trello-with-Google-Apps-Script/ba-p/925271

The only pain is it's not all that easy to set up but works reliably once you've done so.

Another option would be to use the feature that you can append "#labelname" to the email subject to create the card with a given label, then you could use Butler to offset the date based on that. For example you could append "#8days" to the email subject, then have a Butler rule that when a card was emailed to the board with label "8days" that it would be set due in 8 days time, but because you can't use wildcards in label names of Butler triggers, you would need one command for each number of days offset.

That makes sense...it's a clever work around! Too bad email to board doesn't have a way to format the text to give a due date. Thank you so much for your response! I'm new to trello and am the only one on my team trying to figure a lot of this kind of stuff out.

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