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can a list have a date

can I set a list to have a date ?

I use Trello for events coming up 


and set each list for an event day?

do I have to just label each card in that list as a date to be done by ?

I would basically like to be able to view each list as an end date (the date of the event ) and then the cards in it as different due dates in that list?

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Sep 23, 2021

@Canvas Bookings So you want to have list names that have dates in them, and then when you add a card to those lists you want the due date on the card set to, for example, 4 weeks prior to the date in the list name right?

Hello @Hannah Morgan and @milynnus 


so here is a list of the day with the date at the top.


Is there a way so when i start to fill one of the cards in (22nd of jan ) i can automate it so it looks at the date at the top then goes ok we need a 4 week before date set on this now. ?

@Canvas Bookings Only way to use text to set due date is to rename the card with the date text added. Then perhaps adjust the due date to minus 4 weeks. Try it.

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Hannah Morgan Community Leader Sep 21, 2021

So basically the list represents the milestone, and you'd like to see that milestone represented in the timeline/calendar view - is that right? Trello doesn't have a concept of milestones, and lists can't hold additional data like dates (only cards can contain additional data). You could create a sort of "header" card at the top of each list to represent the milestone though. This card would have a due date, and any other information on the milestone. So it would look something like this:
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@Canvas Bookings 

As a example, when you automate to copy a card you can use a date variable  as part of the list name. That way it can insert a value there. 

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