Appending text to a card name or description

Note: You can use multiple variables to append text to commands in Butler. To see all available variables, go to Butler variables.

Butler allows you to insert or append text to a card name or description by using the rename the card to and set the card's description to actions, which are available in Butler Rules, Card Button, and Due Date commands on the Content tab.

Append the card name

You can insert or append text to a card name by renaming the card and using the  {cardname} variable. This variable will be replaced with the current name of the card. After Butler executes the command, the card name will consist of the current name of the card plus the appended text. For example, a card titled "Task" will be renamed to "Task - Done!"

Append the card description

To extend the description of a card, use the {carddescription} variable, which will be replaced with the current description of the card. After Butler executes the command, the card description will include the current description plus the appended text.

The following example shows the use of a custom field variable ({{%Field Name}}) to append the value of a custom field to the card's description.

Note: When setting the card name description, Butler uses the same markdown format as Trello. If you want to introduce a new paragraph break, use the \n\n notation. It will break the text into a separate line, similar to pressing the Enter key when editing the card's description.