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Order checklist by due date


Do you know if there is a possibility to atomatically order the tasks of a checklist by due date ?


2 answers

Hi @Oriane ,

Welcome to the community as well as in the group!

To change sorting, just click the "Sorting by…" link at the top of your cards page and select "Sort by Due Date" or "Sort by Board". Another nice time saver: Trello will remember how you had your cards sorted on a per-browser basis so you don't have to set it every time. Visit your cards page to see it in action.

Some more information on how to use advanced checklist


And also Butler can help you out with sorting, filtering & automating things.


You can sort lists by the due date, card name, votes, by the value of a custom field, or by a label with the sort list command, e.g.:

every day at 8am, sort list "Tasks" by due date

sort "Books" by name

sort "Tasks" by custom field "Start Date"

every wednesday at 12pm, sort "Proposals" by votes

sort the cards in list "Backlog" by age

sort the cards in list "To Do" by time in list

You can also reverse the order:

every day at 5:30pm, sort list "Done" by due date descending

every wednesday at 12pm, sort "Proposals" by votes ascending

sort the cards in list "Backlog" by age descending

sort the cards in list "Done" by time in list descending

Sorting by label requires specifying the order:

sort list "To Do" by label green, yellow, red

You can also specify label names:

sort list "To Do" by label green, yellow "High", yellow "Medium", yellow, red

Note that color without a name catches all the labels with that color regardless of title.

By default, name is sorted ascending (alphabetically), due date is sorted ascending (older due dates first), votes is sorted descending (more votes first), and time in list and card age are sorted ascending (less recent first). In by label, descending reverses the order of the sort.

Finally, the lists themselves (instead of their contents) can also be arranged by title:

arrange the lists on this board by title


You can now sort by two criteria, to break ties, e.g.:

sort list "To Do" by due date ascending and then by custom field "Points" descending

Simply add and then and the second criterion. Another example:

sort list "To Do" by label green, yellow, red and then by due date ascending


  1. This is a scheduled (e.g. every day at 8am, sort list “X” by due date) or immediate (e.g. sort list “X” by name) command. It's not a continuously running one: i.e. Butler Bot won’t keep the list sorted as cards are added to it.

  2. Alphabetical sorting is case-insensitive (i.e. "A" and "a" are considered the same).

  3. Alphabetical sorting is not locale-sensitive, i.e. it will sort according to U.S. English alphabetical order, not that of the user's language.

  4. The list is progressively sorted over a period of seconds or even minutes to avoid hogging all the Trello API quota by one user.

  5. If too many moves are required to sort a list (more than 100), the command will be stopped and the list will be partially sorted.

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Iain Dooley Community Leader May 16, 2020

@Oriane you can't (yet) sort items in a checklist by due date. An alternative to the advanced checklists feature in the meantime would be to create a linked card for each checklist item and then you can set the due dates on the cards and sort them in their lists:

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