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Trello Butler command results in an error - what is wrong?

Hey I'm hoping someone can help diagnose why my command is not working for Butler. My first time using Butler. The command seems pretty simple, but every day I get an email saying that Trello could not do it.


What is wrong with this command?

every weekday at 3:00 am, rename list "Done Today" to "{lastdateshort}", and create a new list named "Done Today"


Can anyone help?

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Hi Eduardo,

I've taken a look into your command and can see that the issue is with the variable "{lastdateshort}". The command is not executing correctly because lastdateshort is not a valid variable and therefore returns nothing and we can't rename the list to nothing.
I believe what you want instead is either {previousworkingday_dateshort} or {yesterdaydateshort}.

You can also view the errors for your command by visiting the command log for the command.

Hi Andrew, thank you. I did not pick up on the part starting "the following variables" in the guide. Will use different variable. Thanks

"You can prepend last and next to the following variables. For example: {lastweeknumber}{nextusmonthweeknumber},{nextquarternumber}{lastyearshort}."

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@Eduardo Bailetti 

Try using {date-1d} and format it to what you need by adding ~....not sure "last" would apply {datesshort}. My guess you wanted yesterday.

@Eduardo Bailetti 

Try also {yesterdaydateshort}

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Thank you milynnus! I misread the variables instructions in the guide. Some variables you can prepend last and next but I was applying those to the wrong list of variables. Much appreciated!

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