Why is my Trello search function not working?

Lately, I have been having an issue with my Trello search function. I am a purchaser at my company and I use Trello to keep track of all purchase orders. We order a lot so I constantly have around 200 cards on my board. I title the card by the purchase order number so that I can search by the number if I need to pull them up.

Usually this has worked perfectly with no issues. Recently, I type in the order number and it just shows that is searching and it will never find it. I'm not sure if this is due to the amount of card I have on my board or something else. I archive every order once it has been received just in case I need to go back to it. This may have something to do with it as well but I am not sure. 

I guess I wanted to see if maybe Trello has a limit on how many card you can have on your board or archived. Maybe I just have too much stuff on that board and I need to get rid of some things. Just want to get an idea of what I should do to fix this.

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Matthew N Community Champion Oct 13, 2017

Hey Darien

Boards function better with the lesser amount of cards, but 200 should be no issue. And having a lot of archived cards shouldn’t be the issue either. 

Have you tried this search from another web browser? Wondering if a cache clearing in your current browser will clear up the issue. 


I have noticed that after I refresh the page, the search function seems to work. After a while of using Trello it will eventually stop searching. I guess a simple refresh fixes that problem. At least for a while. 


Thank you!

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