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Generating card titles for subtasks with Butler

When I automatically create new cards for checklist items using a Butler rule I would like to set the card title to {cardname}:{itemname} but so far every permutation comes up with just the item name in the title of the new card

I'm not even sure that this is what is meant by "using pattern" 

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when an item is added to checklist "Checklist", convert the item to a linked card in list "Subtasks" using pattern "\"{sourcecardname}:{itemname}\"" copying labels

How do I create a new card and specify the title?

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Katrin Anger Community Leader Jul 03, 2019

@Anne Martel 

Hi Anne, try {cardname}:{checklistitemname}.

Using pattern means, that the created checklist items will appear in a naming system, a pattern.

Using the pattern {cardname}:{checklistitemname} would show up as something like "Tasks Today:Call Mr. Smith", whereas "Tasks Today" was the card name and "Call Mr. Smith" was a checklist item before.

There are many patterns that can be created with variables.

- Let me know if that works for you!

Katrin Anger Community Leader Aug 06, 2019

@Anne Martel 

Hi Anne,

I had been working on the same issue and wanted to provide you with a final solution. Here's what is working for me:

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Jun 30, 2019

@Anne Martel the "using pattern" refers to the text that will be set on the linked checklist item, not the created card. The created card always contains the name of the checklist item and I don't believe there's a way to change that.

I did a post recently about how to create subtasks with Trellinator here:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Trello-articles/Trello-Subtasks-with-Trellinator/ba-p/1020531

That script could be modified to set the name of the created cards to contain the name of the trigger card.

You can read more about Trellinator here:

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

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