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Is there a way to auto-update the titles in the board lists when creating an email report?

Juan Rodriguez June 19, 2023

I created an automation for 3 lists in my board to organize the activities for the following day; but I have seen that if I change the name of the list that houses the cards with the activities; the automation passes that list with the changed name, and exports the other lists.

 

Is there a way to always update in the automation the name of the list? Even by using an ID?

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Luciana Munhoz
Atlassian Team
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June 21, 2023

Hello Juan! Welcome to Trello community!

Depending on how the automation is created you can use variables. Variables are special pieces of text enclosed in curly brackets that are replaced by a current value when automation is executed. You can use variables in list names, card titles, card descriptions, and comments.

There's a variable {listname} for lists and there's one that references a list where a certain card is located {cardlistname}, for example. 

I'm sharing this article that covers the variables for automation for your reference: https://support.atlassian.com/trello/docs/butler-variables/

Hope that helps! :)

Juan Rodriguez July 7, 2023

Hello!
I am trying to use that for a board button I created and it works like this
How would I add that variable in the command line?

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Luciana Munhoz
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
July 10, 2023

Hey Juan! Ohhh I see! Thanks for the example! In this case, I'm afraid there isn't a way of using a variable for the list name, the list is recognized by name when the rule is triggered.

Currently, there isn't a way to refer to a list by an ID. The only option is to update the rule to reflect the new name of the list, in case is changed. 

I also see that we have a feature request to use list ids rather than list names for automation, so I added your feedback as a "+1" to that request. Hope that helps!

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