how to sync items from different cards (specific check list rows, for example)


I would like to sync a items from different cards (such as an item from a checklist from card #1, that is on list A, with card #2 from list B - so when I put a check-mark on one of them, it will appear on the other as well, or, if I edit the text in a checklist item in one of them, it will also be changed accordingly in the other one).

For an example - let's say I have 2 lists: "to do this week" and "to do this semester".
The "to do this semester" list has a card named "read course literature", which has a checklist - with several items in it, like "read course book" "read related articles" "search google for related material".
let's also assume I have decided I want to include the "search google for related material" (checklist item) into my "to do this week" card. But I don't want to remove it from the "to do this semester" card - I want it to appear on both, and when I complete it, and put a check-mark on it in one card (in "to do this week", to make the change (check-mark, edit text) to be synced with the other one (in "to do this semester").

So I don't want to sync the whole check list, only specific rows from it.

Hope it is clear...

Is it possible?

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You might want to look at something called ButlerBot. There are ways to write the automations so that only checklists items are synced and other card details are ignored.

The automated "command" would just be another card with something like this as the title:

When a checklist item is checked in a card named "read course literature", find card with name "to do this week", check item "{checklistitemname}"

This would tell ButlerBot to look for checked items on the first card and check them off on the second card.

Does that fit your purposes?

Not sure, will check - thanks!

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