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How do I create a link to a card that doesn't break when I copy the board?

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I have created a board that includes links to other cards in the list, so that the user has no question on where to go next. My problem is that when I copy that board and share it with another user, those links still refer back to the original board, rather than linking to the same card within the new board.

For example, in Board A, Board A-Card 1 links to Board A-Card 2. When I copy the board for another user, creating Board B, Board B-Card 1 still links to Board A-Card 2. For those who don't have access to view Board A, this means the link is broken and they can't use the link to jump to the card. Is it possible to get Board A card links to automatically convert to the equivalent cards in Board B when I create it? 

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Sep 09, 2020

@Laura Schoeggl this doesn't happen by default, but for example if you had a template like this:

https://trello.com/b/lIXgjCeC/sample-linked-template

then this Trellinator function would copy it and update all the links:

https://gist.github.com/iaindooley/045f90b78b2db37f5f7f6a966551a290

You can run that function via BenkoBot here (just replace the board link/project name as indicated):

https://app.benkobot.com/

It's also possible to automate it so that, for example, when you create a new card in an "Overview" board it will automatically copy your template, update the links and link the new board to the card you created. 

This "notification" handling is currently in a closed beta for BenkoBot but you can also set it up under Google Apps Script:

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

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