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Filter/search on values set using the Custom Fields power-up

Matt Beedle Jan 17, 2018


Is there a way to search for or filter cards based on the custom field values?



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Mike Konikoff Jan 31, 2019 • edited

The Filter Cards function has a search box that will search custom fields. Use Show Menu > Filter Cards, then type the custom field value you want to search for. For example, you have a custom field called "Frobnosticator" that populates from a list. Typing the selected value ("Bob") from the list in the Filter Cards search box will filter the cards to show the ones where Frobnosticator is Bob. It will probably also match card names containing "Bob," so it would be nicer if the filter would let you do Frobnosticator: Bob ... but, it doesn't (I tried it and got the same results as filtering on just Bob).

Or, just take it from Trello:

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


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Matthew N Community Leader Jan 18, 2018

Hey Matt

Trello doesn't currently offer the ability to search based on Custom Fields.  you can submit this as a feature suggestion 

Matt Beedle Jan 18, 2018

Has it been submitted as a feature request before? Is it on the roadmap? Looking at the comments on the Trello blog article, some people asked for this feature back in 2016.

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Callum Gare Nov 11, 2018

I too would be very interested to get some sense of whether and when it might be coming.

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Tim Gallivan May 03, 2018

You can use the search feature to filter down to what you need.   Clunky, but works.

Callum Gare Nov 11, 2018

Actually unfortunately it that doesn't work. On the website at least (I've herd it might work on the mobile app). I've just checked by creating a card where the only time a phrase appears is in a custom field and the search does not find that card.

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The Screenful Power-Up allows grouping and filtering based on custom fields. You can learn more at

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