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Move the child card when all parent cards are completed


I would be grateful for a little help here!

Basically I want to move all cards to a to-do list when their dependencies have been completed.

I have achieved this already by adding a checklist and checking off each dependency using the following and adding an attachment of the child card to the parent.

when a card is added to list "Completed", for each card linked in the attachments, check item "{triggercardname}"

when checklist "Pre-requisites" is completed in a card, move the card to the top of list "ToDo"

This works on the template board I have set up BUT the issue is when I use the template to create a new board the attachments in the new board relate to the template board and the rule thus marks the checklist on the template board.

I can't see any other way of doing this - and I need to use a template board for repeatable projects.

Any help will be gratefully received,




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Iain Dooley Community Leader Nov 08, 2019

@Simon Pidduck yeah you need to kind of initialise the links when the project starts. One way would be to move cards into a list with the same name as the parent card, then have a command which said something like:

when a card is moved to list "{*}" find card with name "{listwildcard1}" and add item "{triggercardlink}" to checklist "Sub-tasks"

However depending on the intricacy of your template setup this might be cumbersome.

One way I do this when I need a sophisticated setup in Trellinator is something like:

This will recursively descend from parents through to blocked tasks replacing links in checklist items and attaching a link to the parent card, to the blocked task.

The above code also triggers when you create a card in the "Create Project" list on a board, and links the created board to the card so you have a "board of boards".

You can read more about Trellinator here:

Thanks for your input

I've managed this by having two checklists (Parent) (Child) on all cards.

Then rule 1 

When a card is moved to completed check all child items in checklist child

Then rule 2

When an item is checked find a card titled {checklistitemname} check item {triggercardname}

This finds the card in the child checklist on the parent card and marks the parent as checked in the parent checklist of the child card

Then rule 3

When all items in the checklist parent are completed move the card to the "to do" list.

There a reverse rule in case the PARENT card is moved out of the complete list but it all works well.


This way I can set up my dependacies in my template without needing any dynamic linking

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