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Trello/Butler -- set custom field dates based on due date

Very new Trello user here. I'd like to create a staged due date automation that sets a date in a custom field based on due date vs current date (three days before due date, two days before due date, etc). It looks like custom date field automation is limited to a relationship with either the present or static time ("two days from now" or "Jan 4 2025"). It looks like this was super-solvable in previous Butler interfaces but now the rules aren't editable in the same way.


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Is there a workaround? An automation to set a date on checklist items would also work. 

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Nathan Smith
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Jan 09, 2023

Hey @Tal Alexander 

If you change your Custom Field type to be a plain text field, you can use a combination of Butler variables and arithmetic to do what you're looking for. Once you're custom field is a plain text field you can use Butler to set it to something like the below which will make the date 3 days before the cards due date:


You can find out more about this on this page here -

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