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Use templates with relative dates on cards for events planning

Hi All,

Very new to Trello and looking for some help.

I plan lots of events all with the same series of tasks, but with different actual event dates.

I want to use a template to create a new Trello board for each event but with a different final deadline and each task to automatically change its due date relative to the event date.

For example Task 1 might need to be completed 2 weeks before the event date. And task 2 only a day before the event date.

Is this possible?

I used to do this in Todoist by uploading a csv template that set due dates for each task relative to the event date by formula.

Thanks in advance.

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Mike Atlassian Team Jan 08, 2018

Hi Will,


Unfortunately, that's not possible in Trello, as due dates aren't relative and will always be static data points.


I'll let the team know that's something you're looking for!

Thanks Michael,

Is there a way to upload cards with a due date automatically, ala copy and paste from Excel columns?

Mike Atlassian Team Jan 08, 2018

There isn't, unfortunately.


We've got some information about how to programmatically add cards to Trello that might help here:

Any progress on this feature? Possibly using the new Trello architecture? It would be great to have the checklist items due dates created relative to the card due date. 

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This would DEFINITELY be a useful thing for us. Having a template for event planning that sets due dates automatically based on an actual event date (after setting event date to 09/15/2022, create/adjust due date on card to 4 weeks before that, etc).

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