Using the Custom Fields Power-Up

Enabling the Power-Up

To enable the Power-Up, open the board menu on the right side of the page, select the Power-Ups menu option, and then click the "enable" button next to the Custom Fields Power-Up.

Creating a Custom Field

Once the Power-Up is enabled for the board, you can click the gear next to the Power-Up or the button on the back of the "Custom Fields" to add a new field:

Name is the name of the field. A field name can be up to 25 characters in length. Type will specify the type of input that can be entered for the field—this can be set to "Text", "Number", "Checkbox", "Date", or "Dropdown List". If you select "Dropdown List", you'll have the option to enter the choices for that dropdown.

Note: Dropdown fields currently support up to 25 list options, and each list option can be up to 25 characters long. List options cannot be edited or removed after being saved, but this is something that we are working on.

Enable "Card Front Badge" if you'd like to see that information on the front of the card. 

Using the Power-Up

Once you've set up some Custom Fields, you can enter values for those fields by clicking the "Custom Fields" button on the back of the card:

Click "Save" to save those values. You can also click the gear to access the Power-Up's settings. There, you can edit or delete existing fields and change the name of the "Custom Fields" button. The button name can be up to 13 characters long.

Click the 'pencil' icon next to a field to edit it or delete the field. Once a field is created, you cannot change its type.

Disabling the Power-Up

You can disable the Power-Up for the board by opening the Power-Ups menu and selecting the Disable button.

While the fields will no longer show up on cards, you can re-enable the Power-Up and the fields and values you entered previously will still be there.

Moving Cards with Custom Fields

Custom fields are defined per board, so if a card with custom fields is moved to another board, those custom field values won't be displayed on the card on the new board. If the card is moved back to the original board, the custom field values will be displayed again, as long as those custom fields still exist on that board.

Bonus: Custom Field Data in Board Exports

Custom Field Data is included in both the JSON export and, for Business Class users, the CSV export. To learn how to export your boards to either JSON or CSV, read our article here.