I use the custom fields power-up on my boards, and occasionally move cards from one board to another. In the move the custom field values disappear, even if the target board has the same fields defined in te same way. Is there a way I'm missing to make this work?
I just experienced the same thing, and the same frustration. This is a necessary feature.
I was able to move my cards back to the original board, and the Custom Fields recovered. So the information must still be present in the card (even though it was not visible in the second board).
Knowing that the information is still there gives some urgency to Steve's question about plans to change this behavior. Is this something expected to be available? When? I might be able to live with the Custom Field information being invisible for a little while (if I know how long that will be, and that the information will be visible again).
When setting up custom fields, I understood that the data was preserved if the card was moved off the board, and then back again. I mistakenly assumed that if I configured all my boards with the same custom fields that the fields would transfer between boards. I'm very disappointed to see that's not the case.
Custom fields have the potential to be incredibly useful to our team. However, not if they don't transfer between boards.
We use Trello to manage a large/complex project that requires several boards. We need custom fields to transfer (just like tags) across boards.
I also ran into this when testing the Custom Fields power-up. Our Team has a Trello board for future months, and a different board for the current and upcoming month.
The custom fields would have been very useful for adding some structured data. But when it is limited to the board it negates the use of this feature for me since we have a multi-board workflow.
Oh, for those following this I just noticed this is in the "In Progress" checklist on the Trello roadmap, no due date though. https://trello.com/c/ndXbmEbO/1593-custom-fields-improvements-including-mobile
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