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Hello everyone,

 

I've read a couple articles about card mirroring but didn't find what I need. So just a quick question - is there a way how to mirror cards without having to pay for any external app?

I have several boards with the same cards so is there a way to update one card and have the same card on a different board updated simultaneously?

Thank you.

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Laura Holton Community Leader May 12, 2021

Hi @Martina Klimovicova 👋

I've taken a look at this for you and I'd recommend reading this article on Trello if you haven't already >> https://help.trello.com/article/1097-mirroring-cards

Unfortunately if you are looking for a 2-way sync the only option is to pay (after a free trial) for either:

  • Unito: With Unito you can mirror cards or entire boards two-ways, meaning updates made on any one version of a card are automatically reflected on all other duplicates.
  • Placker: The Placker integration allows you to setup various types of syncs across boards and cards. Check out how to get started with Placker here.
  • CardSync: The CardSync integration allows you to create and manage groups of cards that sync with each other across multiple boards.

I hope this helps but if you have any other questions just ask away 😃

All the best,

Laura

Thank you very much Laura!

As you say, I am looking for the 2-way sync so I hope that Trello will release it soon.

Many thanks and have a great day,

Martina

Trello did a webinar back in February 2021 indicating that by May 2021 they would release the card mirror feature. As of today (a YEAR later), they still haven't delivered. It's frustrating that they would actually present this option and then not deliver when it's probably the highest-requested feature from their users. Hopefully they deliver it at some point, though it's not looking promising.

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I do not accept that Laura Colton has answered this question. How do I change the annoying "Answer accepted" label — when clearly the answer provided does not really address the question?

Perhaps "Question avoided" or "Question ignored" labels are needed?

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Alex Waite Atlassian Team Jul 03, 2022

@AndrewW - Laura is not an Atlassian team member but a valuable member of our Community Leaders. The OP of this post, Martina, marked her answer as accepted as she believed it answered her question. Laura added these mirroring options as an addition to Dan's answer above. She did not avoid nor ignore Martina's question. 

@Laura Holton - thank you for all you do for the Trello Community! 

My mistake — apologies for any offence caused.

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Hey @Martina Klimovicova 

You will be able to soon as Trello are working on their own version of this. However some features will probably be for Business Class users only, though this is still TBC.

I made a video a little while ago with some details of what we know so far about this. Though last I heard it they were aiming for late May for a release, but let's see!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyQS-kf8OG8 

Hope that helps,

Dan

Thank you, Dan. I hope they will release it soon.

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Hi Dan i recived this information via this Youtube video you are sharing. 
Hope it's released soon.

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It is now mid August! Does anyone know if or when Trello will be releasing their version of card mirroring???

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Hey @Sarah Rieth , unfortunately I don't think it is due anytime soon now, the original plans didn't work as expected from what I can tell here https://www.reddit.com/r/trello/comments/or41ng/card_mirroring_release/

We are finding the cost of Trello plus the cost of add-ons to add functionality that really should be part of Trello, is making the whole thing way too expensive. 

Being able to mirror cards (two-way) so that we can have a 'Master' board that tracks a number of project boards is really the only way we have found of making Trello anything like usable. It is bizarre that the examples shown in videos are so simplistic (organising your shopping!) when, like many users, we need to be able to use Trello to manage multiple large projects — none of which are shopping or software development!

The Unito add-on is great, but it's quite ridiculously overpriced (they expect us to pay over $980 a year for what we need!!). There is a recession looming and we are now seriously considering what value we really get from Trello in comparison to the total cost we have to pay.

Please — core features like card mirroring should be built into Trello, and users shouldn't be held to ransom by developers of 'add-ons'.

By the way, if there is a way to botch together card mirroring using the existing Trello automation scripts (Butler), please point me to the instructions. Thanks.

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Hi Andrew, Yes you could do a simplistic version of this with the current automation tools. using something like, the following approach, this is a specific example, but you could use all sorts of triggers. but you will need to do it field by field, rather than just a whole card update.

Works OK if you have a small number of key fields that need to be in synch. but its a one way push update, if you need a two way synch, this may cause a looping issue.

when custom field "xxxx" is set in a card in list "yyyyy" with a name starting with "blah -", for each card linked in the attachments, set custom field "xxxx" to "{customfieldvalue}"

https://support.atlassian.com/trello/docs/mirroring-cards/

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