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How to search a Trello Workspace by using a custom field such as Priority: High

David Ponder March 12, 2023

As the question states I have a Custom Field, called Priority (it seem to be a feature available so I just used it) but now I have a little challenge in using it further.

The Custom Field appears on cards like this:

Trello - Custom Fields - Priority=High.jpg


Now when I go to my Workspace and want to search multiple boards and filter by this 'Custom Field, Priority: High it does not work, why?


Trello Workspace - Keyword Search using custom field, Priority-High.jpg

The annoying thing is that I did a search on one board and it works, I really don't understand this.

Trello Board - Keyword Search using custom field, Priority-High -- Works OK.jpg

I am hoping and sure that there are a lot more knowledgable folk in our community than I that could resolve this so I'm really hoping to hear back from someone asap.

Many thanks in advance :-)

Kind regards


PS: I found a very good link on the Trello Support page that details the special operators but I could not find a solution there. 

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David Ponder March 15, 2023

Hi Alina,

Thanks for the reply and you are welcome.

It is all in a good cause and rewarding to find solutions and if not then at least to have the courtesy of a reply so that I do not continue in vain, so thanks for that.

You are also right in what you say it is logical to think that you can use these custom fields more extensively but sadly not.

The solution I adopted in the end was the simplest.

I deleted all the custom fields and just use a plain but simple label as you can do more with this being a standard card feature.

But if one day that gets fixed properly it would be good to know.

Have a great day.

Kind regards


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Alina Kurishko
Atlassian Team
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March 14, 2023

Hi David,

There's quite an investigation you've conducted here! Bravo!

I'm sorry to say that your findings are correct. Although filtering cards by custom field is possible, searching is currently not. 

We actually have it as an open feature request for the product team to consider! I'll add you as an official "+1" in support of this. 

Thanks for raising your concerns. And have a great day!

Alina | The Trello team

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