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How do I rename a list using a trigger action in Butler Rules?


I'm a new personal (rather then business) Trello Gold user and I'd like to thank anyone in advance who can give me some pointers on this one . . . When I set a due date on a specific card, I'd like to trigger the renaming of its parent list to reflect the new due date. I can't see any way to do this using the predefined rules available in the 'Create a Rule' wizard under Butler Rules. List actions are also not available in the Card Button or Due Date Butler menus.

I'm initially using a Board Button to create a unique timestamp-named list, and then populating it with a set of default cards. I want the whole list and its cards to be treated as one really. There's no issue creating an automated Butler rule to change all card due dates, but it'd be a nice touch to also update {listname} with the chosen date too.

Am I approaching this wrong? Do I need to enable that historic ButlerBot service? If so, is it still available and how do I do that from within the Trello interface? Looking through the web, it looks like users were previously able to cut and paste commands into Butler really easily. How/Where do I do this now? In the current Trello interface, editing Butler commands seems very limited.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.


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I don't think you can rename a list from a triggercard. 

An alternativ is to create a new list

when a due date is set on a card, move the card to the top of list "{triggercardpreviouslistname} {duedate}"

If the list doesnt exist, card moving will create it.

Probably you should Split this rule in 2. The variable triggercardpreviouslistname is available with a trigger like "when a card is added to the list".

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