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Is there an easy automated way to advance due date to the same day of the same week for next month?

Kelly Sattler September 8, 2023

I track my recurring meetings in a Trello board and I'd like to see them on the calendar. To see them on the calendar, I set a due date. I'd like to automate the advancement of the due date.

What I found in automation advances the due date to the next month and keeps the date (ex. Sept. 5th becomes Oct. 5th) but what I want to do is keep it on the same day of the week and during the same week (ex. 1st Monday of Sept moves to the 1st Mon of Oct.) 

I can create 20 buttons that do that (4 weeks x 5 days/wk) and put the right button on each card, but that still requires me, I think, to enter every card and click on a button. 

The columns are the days of the week and I have labels on each card in the column. I didn't see where I could use these in the automation section.

I am on the free version, so that might also prevent me from doing what I'm trying to do. 

Any ideas or automations that you can suggest to help?

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Dreamsuite Mike
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September 11, 2023

Hi @Kelly Sattler 

 

You can use these automation actions to shift the dates to the same day next month...

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Kelly Sattler September 11, 2023

Thanks! I saw that and tried it but it shifts it to the same date, not the same day. So, if I had something due today, Sept 11th, which is the 2nd Monday of September and I used that automation, the due date would move to Oct. 11th, which is the second Wednesday. I want to keep it on the 2nd Monday. 

Dreamsuite Mike
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September 11, 2023

I just tested it and you're correct, the month and year use the day of the month (as in 1-31) and not the actual day. The wording is a little misleading I agree...

There are some convoluted ways of doing this with automation, which would be a bit easier if you had a paid subscription and custom fields.

Have you tried the Trello Card Repeater?

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Kelly Sattler September 11, 2023

I did. It resulted in a lot of extra cards. Perhaps I could try it again with a rule to delete cards that were due last month or are past due.

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