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Set absolute position of a card in a list

Andy Gladstone Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

I have recently seen behavior in my main Trello Board where the cover cards on the top of the lists are being driven down to lower positions in the list. i am not sure if I have some automation set up that is causing this, or what other gremlins may be in my Trello Board doing this. Is there a way to set an absolute position on a card or cards so they remain on top or in second position in a list?

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Brittany Joiner Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

@Andy Gladstone got a couple ideas for you here!

1- so i assume its probably happening because there's some rule that adds new cards to the "top" of the list. you could check and see if there's any rules enabled on the board with actions that are moving cards to the "TOP" of the list, and then you can change it to the bottom. 

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2- easiest thing to do is probably add a label to that card you want at the top (like "keep me first", and then you could set up a rule that anytime a new card is added to the list, sort the list by label (so that your card cover with the label is sorted first, and everything else after). 



Don't worry - if you use the full card cover where it colors the card and not just the line at the top, it will actually hide the label so you won't even see it on the cover. 


Here's what the rule would look like:



Just tried this out and it seems to work!


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Let me know if this makes sense, and if not, I'm happy to record a quick loom explaining how to do it! (Might do that anyway haha)

Yep went ahead and made a video 😂

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Andy Gladstone Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

Awesome, worked for me! And thanks for the YouTube shout out. I appreciate the quick answer and graphic representations of your descriptions.

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Brittany Joiner Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

@Andy Gladstone yay glad it worked!! And no problem 😊

This is excellent! Is there a clever way to persist these top cover cards when filtering?

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Brittany Joiner Community Leader Dec 08, 2022

@Jeff Geurts yeah! just make sure you select the label as part of your filter! By default it will match _any_ thing that is in your filter, so if you add dates and members and the label, it should keep the label. If you don't see it make sure you have the filter settings for "any" instead of "exact" at the bottom of the filter menu.


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Yeah, thanks ... I was hoping there might be a way to have them pinned even when they don't match the filters (since I'm using them as colourful column headers). Not a big problem, since I can at least ensure they remain at the top for any search/filter links I share with others.



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