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How can I use the variable days in list on Butler report?

Hi everyone!
I want to make a report showing how many days the card is in the list.
I'm using this pattern
- [{cardname}]({cardlink}) - Days in list: {carddaysinlist} \n

But unfortunately the report isn't work as I want.

Do you have any idea what I am doing wrong?

Thanks so much!

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Mike Atlassian Team Mar 27, 2020

Hi all,


Thanks, Mark, for bringing this to our attention—​I did a little digging, and unfortunately, this is expected. There are a handful of variables that are extremely taxing on Trello's API, so they aren't available for use in reports, specifically.


{carddaysinlist} is one of those, but I'm especially sorry that this isn't documented anywhere on Our team is fixing that as we speak. Moving forward, we'll keep looking into other ways that we might be able to get this working for reports too.

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Mar 27, 2020

@Giles_Camargo since @Mike has confirmed this isn't available, if it's something you still want to achieve something like this Trellinator function will do it:

You can read more about Trellinator here:

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Mar 13, 2020

@Giles_Camargo What output are you getting from the report? 

@Iain Dooley can you confirm and/or validate that using the pattern Giles provided actually works?  Or can you provide an example pattern with this variable that does work?

Iain Dooley Community Leader Mar 25, 2020

@Mark_D I don't have a paid plan so I can't test it

Iain Dooley Community Leader Mar 25, 2020

@Mark_D oh actually I can test it by creating a card and setting the description to the variable instead of sending an email. Indeed none of the card*inlist variables seem to be set. Seems like a job for what do you think @Torben ?

Like Jeffrey Hubbard likes this

Just in case, I submitted something to  We're on enterprise so hopefully that speeds things up.  Thanks for your help all -- I'll let you know what I find out.

I'm surprised that community leaders aren't automatically given business-class or enterprise-type access.  Can't Atlassian do something better here for their community supporters?

I'm having the same issue this morning.

My output shows a blank:

Days card has been in this list: <<result should be here>>

code : Days in List: {carddaysinlist}\n\n

I suspect this isn't avail for reports 

I'm having the same issue.  I think a key use case for reports is expediting items that are stale in the list.  Outside of an assigned deadline -- I would think time-in-list would be a critical variable.

Thanks Mark. I hadn't had time to submit yet..




oops replied to wrong reply.

Hi everyone!
What do I want to do? I want to show how many days the card is in the current list. For exemple: I moved a card to the list WAITING FOR two days ago. In my report i want to show that the card is stoped there for two days.

thank you all!

Hi @Iain Dooley!
I appreciate your attention.
I`m a business analyst and I will send this topic for our developer team!


Hello. When can we expect a fix or an workaround? It is a key piece of information.

Thank you.

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