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Unable to view the member/s assigned for a sub-task in the board view

Hey Community

I'm using Butler automation to create "Sub-tasks" out of checklist items as per this article


As per the screen shot below I have added myself as a member to the sub task of 3 & 4.


I can see the items in "Your items" view (which is good)


However in the issue view I cannot see my avatar


The only way I can see it is if I go to the sub-task and manually add myself as a member to the card.


Anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong here?



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Iain Dooley Community Leader Feb 09, 2021

@Ash Pitt you're assigning yourself to the checklist item, not to the card. They're separate things. The Butler sub-tasking article you're referring to was written before Advanced Checklists existed, but the assignment of a checklist item doesn't automatically carry through to the linked card.

This Trellinator code would do it:

You can read more about Trellinator here:

@Iain Dooley 

My test with 2 items with members assigned from my earlier business class test seems to convert ok to cards with the member assigned on them. Not sure if it is done by Butler. 

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Thanks @Iain Dooley 

As this was for a demonstration I wasn't able to invest the time to get that going, however good to see that it's achievable!

Thanks for your answer :)


@Ash Pitt 

The Butler is triggered at the point item is added. It does not respond when you assign a member 

Hey @SGi Admin yep understood. 

It's probably the way I'm phrasing the question. I posted the automation for some context - the thing I'm scratching my head about is:

In the task list view I cannot see my avatar or that I am assigned the task. 


Even though I had assigned myself in the previous step


So really just wondering if I have set something up incorrectly there and it's related to the butler automation, or if it is by design.

@Ash Pitt 

I do not have Business Class now to help you validate. I had a few remaining checklist items with member assigned from my business class testing. When I manually convert the item to card, the member is assigned to the card. I suspect this would be the same if you were to use Butler action to convert item to card.

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