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How to activate Butler

When I click on Butler at the top of the board I get a message saying that Butler is being acquired by Trello and is not accepting clients. Is that a temporary thing? Or is something else going on with my account that I need to fix? If so, how?

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Jan 27, 2019

@Elizabeth Fagin yep this is a temporary thing, but the timeframe is indefinite. Basically as soon as the integration of Butler into the core product is done you'll be able to create your account, it's not something you can currently fix.

If you have an urgent automation requirement in the meantime you can use Trellinator which is an integration I created to make it simpler to create code in Google Apps Script to automate Trello:

https://trello.com/integrations/#trellinator

It's a lot more technical that Butler, though ;) but I'm happy to help you get it installed and with some code to achieve the automation you need if it's going to be problematic to wait for Butler.

What do you want to automate?

Thanks Lain. I’m ok waiting for Butler. I had just watched a YouTube about it and was excited to get started. 

Iain Dooley Community Leader Jan 28, 2019

@Elizabeth Fagin Yes Butler is pretty amazing :) It'll be worth the wait

@Iain Dooley can I use trellinator to automatically set a cards due date to done when it moves into a specific list? 

I know with butler that's easy, but I can't wait =( 

Iain Dooley Community Leader Feb 12, 2019

@Gabriel de Freitas sure can! Here's the code:

https://gist.github.com/iaindooley/a65ebb00c28f8e734392930398adaf35

Here are the instructions to install it:

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

Once you've done the setup once, it's pretty easy to add new commands, but the setup is a bit of a doozy.

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