I'll say up front that Trello's automation has always frustrated me. It sits in that level between "user friendly" and "utterly restrictive" for pretty much everything I try to use it for. Why do my rules break if I change the name of a list? That's just how it is. So you sort of know where I am with this.
In this case, we wanted to create a simple system.
This doesn't seem to be possible. Changing labels via these two functions just doesn't seem to exist? It exists in rules, but rules only automates when we manually do things and that's not useful in this case.
The amount of things that are possible in one place and not elsewhere is frustrating.
Hey @Rhys Campbell - thanks for all the details. You can definitely create a workflow as you describe, but you'll probably want to leverage due dates to do this for a couple of reasons:
I'd probably set up 2 rules for the workflow you're laying out:
With those 2 rules, you shouldn't need to really think about setting the due date, Butler would handle it, and you'd just be able to set the labels.
Optionally, you could even add another rule to clean up the due date automatically when the "Next Week" label is removed.
So this is fine except that I have no idea how to put "the moment a card with the green "Next Week" label is due" onto a rule cause "The moment" and "is due" are not selections I can make for a rule.
It makes no sense to me why they are not as that is the whole point of a due date. I can apparently "mark the due dates as complete" which is a strange way of doing things. The only options I have within Rules are "Set On", "Moved in" or "Removed from".
I would accept some as "When a card becomes overdue" but as far as I can tell there simply isn't an option to do this.
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