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Filter by custom fields

According to

  • Filtering: Board filtering now supports text, drop down list, and checkbox fields, and will surface cards that have fields that match filtered terms.


 I am unable to actually filter by any of this. If I enter the filtering menu, i cannot find or select any of the fields in order to filter.

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The filter does simply not work for custom fields. So what is the usage when the filter does not apply to these fields?

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Hi Everyone, 


Found the solution and a small bug in implementation. When Trello says you can filter on custom fields, they are right. But the filter needs to be applied in a very specific place and not the default search bar of board. You need to go to Board Menu>Filter Cards and here is a search bar that will work on custom fields.


Don't know if this was intended or not, but it works for now.

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Hi Roy,

you can filter for any text on your boards in custom fields.

For example if you have a custom field mentioning "text". You can filter for text using the textfield displayed and the cards containing text in custom fields will be shown both on the web, desktop as well as in iOS via the filter feature on a board (magnifying glass icon).

if that does not work for you, please reach out with an example to so we can check it out.

I created a Done checkbox. How can I create a filter that hides items that are have Done checked? I read that I can also use due dates which have a checkbox but I don't want to add due dates to my cards.

It's Jan 2019 and based on your reply from April 2018, @Torben Gendorf, it looks like I should be able to filter down a board based on the value of a custom text field or a custom drop-down list.  

I just tested it on this board looking to only see a filtered list of dog cards that are marked as "likes most dogs" in the "dog" custom field.  I entered the search terms "likes most dogs" (even tried in quotes to look for an exact string of words) but other cards also show up that don't have those exact words.


Hello Team,


I have the same question. how can we filter the data based on custom fields. I added custom fields to segregate the data after apply filter on them, but seems it is not doable.

Shasti W I'm New Here Feb 20, 2019

Joining the party here :) custom fields aren't terribly useful if you can't search or filter them. I'm trying to use checkboxes to track cards that meet certain criteria, but it's not helpful if I can't then filter to show only cards that match.

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Hi I also would like a better way to filter on custom fields.

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