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Set start date using butler

Is there a way to set up automatic start date on a card without using a power up ?

Just as we set a due date using butler is there a possibility to set start date as well? 

We have a list named 'Working On' and I want to set start date to now when a card is moved to this list.

 Under the butler rules the only field available are the custom date fields and the due date field.

Thanks in advance!

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Thanks @Soumyadeep Mandal - SaM 

Based on the first link looks like it's not OOTB feature. 

Thanks for the response !

Like Soumyadeep Mandal - SaM likes this

Hi @Sanket Mantri ,

You can ask Trello support HERE



Like Hina Khan likes this

If you cannot use Custom Fields, and are already using Due Dates,

And are fine with only logging the Start Date in plaintext, such that you cannot reference that date in the future via Butler (outside of just copying it)

Then you can do something like Set the description to "Start Date: {datenumber} \n\n {carddescription}

You can find other date formats (and other useful variables) here

This solution does mean you cannot then usefully interact with that date anymore in the future via Butler though. So depends on the use-case

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