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Problem with checklist items

Mary Jean Gloudeman September 15, 2023

I have a checklist that is automatically added to every new card that I add to my board. I want to add 2 new items to the checklist so that there are 11 items. However, when I add the new card the previous checklist keeps being added with only 9 items. I've been doing this for 3+ years. In the past if I wanted to change the checklist, I'd add items and then from that point it would add the new checklist to the card. The checklist doesn't update now. I don't have a template card. I don't have the checklist saved anywhere. It just always worked for me. Until now. Help! I have a lot of new cards to make and I don't want to manually change the checklist for every new card.

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Dreamsuite Mike
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September 16, 2023

Hi @Mary Jean Gloudeman 


You have to be sure where the template checklist is coming from, if you haven't defined that it is likely pulling it from cards where the 9 items are added.

To be sure, I recommend defining the card where the template checklist is coming from by its card link, then you are guaranteed that it will always use that one...

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Mary Jean Gloudeman September 18, 2023

@Dreamsuite Mike I don't have a template, I never have. If I read between the lines you're saying that Trello has changed their coding and my simple way of adding a checklist no longer works. I can manually chose from the drop down menu and add the checklist that I've amended. But the simple automation still adds the old checklist. I guess the only option is being forced to make another rule that adds the checklist. Thank you for answering the question!

Mary Jean Gloudeman September 18, 2023

I made the rule, pointed it to a card that has the correct checklist. The old checklist is still adding to the card. However, if I wait 3 or 4 hour the new/correct checklist is replacing the old checklist on the card. I had to create over 200 cards and it appears that Trello interface is extremely slow today. I don't know why it is still adding the old checklist and then replacing it with the new checklist. As long as it does it, then it will work out fine.

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