Hello everyone, i really enjoy sending cards over email to the board and do a lot of it too because i find it very productive and saves a lot of time.
Subject, description and use of labels over mail is no problem but i also use a couple of dropdown lists custom fields. I want to know how to set a custom field in email subject as i do with labels (like #labelname)
Thank you for your answer but seems a very complex solution to what i feel is a really small problem. Just wanted to know if there is a code, hashtag, symbol or whatever that sets an existing custom field in my board to appear in that card and avoid to do it later in trello.
Composing an email.
To: trello board
Subject: Order Nº 10809 - 15x7x5 Rectangular Tuck lock box #clientname #boxstyle
Body: Work description and notes
That would give me a card with 2 predefined labels i've already set in trello (#clientname #boxstyle)
I also have a custom field (droplist) to display the job's status. Is any there any way to set that custom field from email like i do with labels?
I've read somewhere that symbol $ triggers a custom field but didn't work for me or i don't know how to properly use it.
Hi @Agustin Gigena ,
If you format the subject line in a particular way you can use API automation to set a custom field value:
For example, when you send an email in the format:
New expense $3.20
you could split the title of the created card at the $ sign then enter 3.20 into the Amount custom field.
Not working or not using it properly
I've added a Text custom field called "Amount" to test your answer, wrote an email with subject New expense $45 and Card title shows that exactly without adding value to custom field. Maybe i'm missing something.
Custom fields need to have a name like "Amount" and i would like to know how to invoke it in the email subject to add the value to that custom field.
In my case I use droplist but i can dig my way to that if only know the basic way to target a custom field from email subject.
Also the link you pointed to API automation does not mention the symbol $ or talk about invoke a custom field to add a value from email.
Hi @Agustin Gigena ,
You can check out these
I'm not sure whether what you are asking is currently possible or not!
you can contact Trello Team by asking Trello support HERE
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