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How to move multiple trello cards to another list?

Ton Bil
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December 2, 2017

Moving one card, all cards from a list or even a whole list is easy.

But every now and then I want to move from 3 to up to 30 cards from one list to another (on the same board, or to another board).

How can I do this?

If it's impossible: should I mail this question to feature-ideas@trello.com ?

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Matthew N
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December 4, 2017

Hey Ton

There's not a way to select individual cards to be moved, so that would be a feature request as you suggested.

However, there may be a workaround using labels and ButlerBot Automation.  Essentially, this could go as follows, using a red label named Move and a list named Move as an example:

command: when a red "move" label is added to a card, move the card to list "move"

Then, any time you add a red "move" label to a card, it will move to the list "move". Then, you can move the entire list "move" over to your new board. To easily assign the label to a card, you can use the keyboard shortcut number associated with that label (1-9). 

To add custom automation using Butlerbot, follow these steps:

1) Add Butlerbot to your board here: https://www.butlerfortrello.com/dashboard.html
-- A new list will be created titled "Butler"
2) Add a new card to the Butler list using the command mentioned above.  Once the command is accepted, you will see a green checkbox on that card, and then the automation will begin for every label added afterwards.

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June 24, 2019

Thanks for the try, but with moving the cards individually takes less effort than labeling them and setting up the butler bot. 

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Darryl
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May 11, 2020

Yes - these basic feature requests and need to purchase Power Ups for basic functionality is super frustrating to use for small business - especially in touch C19 times...

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Michael Sheasby
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July 13, 2020

agreed with Ailon & Darryl - if Trello's job is to move cards between lists, then moving a lot of cards is a pretty basic use case and should be handled both gracefully and without requiring additional tools.

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Abby R May 12, 2021

I can't believe this has been requested for YEARS and still isn't a feature in Trello. How do we get them to implement this??

For me, I have a list with say 20 cards in it and I need to move a few at a time to different lists on different boards. So I have to click "move" then select the board then select the list and repeat this over and over and over until I'm done. I have to do this multiple times a day and it's SUCH A WASTE OF TIME.

Come on, Trello. Get on this!!

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Jack Talbert
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January 26, 2022

I found a power up that does this.  Look for "Manny", to move several cards

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June 5, 2023

Thank you @Jack Talbert this was a huge help!

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James Slate
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September 16, 2020

The lack of core functionality here is infuriating. If anybody opens up a feature request, please share it in this thread so I can upvote it.

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September 14, 2020

Blows me away this isn't a quick feature. I just move the list next to the other and drag and drop.

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