I'd like to get a "table of contents" for my Trello's lists. I have several boards and I have many, many lists.
I'd like to have a list that contains cards that link to each of my other lists. This way I can look at that Master list to see what needs done and nothing can slip through the cracks.
When I create a new list, I'd like a card added to my "table of contents" list.
What do you think?
There's no such thing as a "link to a list".
One thing I do sometimes, is have a card which has checklists based on list content in another board.
For example I have a project board with a ToDo list, then I have another board which has a card with a link to that board attached, and every day an automation runs that grabs all the cards in the checklist "ToDo" and adds them to the checklist on the card.
I sometimes add in automations like automatically checking off the checklist items when a linked card is moved to "Done" and vice versa when a checklist item is marked complete on the overview card, the corresponding card is moved to the list "Done".
It sounds like what you could do is have a "ToC" list at the top position of every board and every time a list is created, a card gets created in that "ToC" list with a checklist on it, and every time a card is added to the corresponding list, an item linked to that card is added to the checklist.
When a card is archived the corresponding checklist item could be completed or removed. You could periodically rename the list to archive it or delete the list to get a fresh one (even though you can also just hide completed items).
If you wanted to automate this using Trellinator it would look like this:
@carolyn french oh that's strange, maybe it's freaking out because the URL is so long. Here it is shortened:
It just shows some sample code for achieving this using the Trellinator API wrapper. Thanks for the heads up! @James Merante if you were unable to load the original link you can see what I posted in the above link.
Carolyn, I'll make sure to shorten links before I post them in future.
@carolyn french strange! I can't even imagine what would be giving you that error message on that domain :)
Here it is as a gist, I'll just use this from now on instead of the shortly install on my server:
If I paste the code here it will be all messy.
I'm going to contribute an article on how to setup a Trellinator install and send it to Bridget hopefully later today so people will be able to get started using this to create automations using these code snippets.
I thought it might be fun to test this out by actually creating and testing the functions to achieve what James wants so I worked on the code a little bit.
James, if you follow the Quick Start instructions above, then copy and paste the code from this gist into your Commands.gs file in the Script editor:
Then put the following values in the "Function Call" column (column C) in the "Global Commands" sheet:
If you do this successfully then any board you add your Trellinator user to will do the following:
1) When you create a list called "ToC" it will index all the existing lists in the board
2) When you create a new list or move one from another board, a card will be added indexing the cards in that list
3) When you add a new card to a list, it will be added to the relevant ToC card
4) When you archive a card, that checklist item on the ToC card will be checked off
5) When you check off an item on a ToC card, it will archive the card that the item links to
Let me know how you go!
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