Importing or removing Butler Bot commands for legacy accounts
Note: Butler Bot is no longer officially supported. If you're starting out with Butler, you won’t be able to use the legacy functionality. See Butler overview guide to learn more about automating your Trello workflows with Butler in Trello.
Commands in Butler Bot vs. Butler in Trello
Before importing your Butler Bot commands, it is important to understand the distinction between a Butler Bot command and a command in Trello's built-in version of Butler.
In Butler Bot, a command takes the form of a card on a Trello board, where the command itself is the title of the card. These Butler Bot commands are performed by the Butler Bot user and are tracked in the board’s activity log. You can view the activity log by clicking the Butler Bot icon at the top of your board and then selecting View member's board activity.
There are also global Butler Bot commands that are created via the Butler Bot dashboard. Global Butler Bot commands are enabled on any of the boards to which you have invited Butler Bot.
Note: Any user on the board can modify or delete Butler Bot commands because they are just cards on the board.
In the built-in version of Butler, you can view and modify your commands from within the Butler directory. To open the directory, select the Automation button at the top of your board.
In Butler in Trello, commands can only be modified by the user who created them, but that user will be able to see their commands on all boards they are a member of.
Using Butler Bot command importer
Note: Currently, only Rules, Calendar, and Due Date commands can be imported to Butler in Trello. Global Butler Bot commands, Dash cards, and Scripts will not appear in the command importer.
To import or remove the Butler Bot commands you have on a board, use the Butler Bot command importer:
- Open the Butler directory, and then select the Open Importer link.
- Go to the command that you'd like to import, and then click the Import command icon.
After you import the command, it will be moved to Butler in Trello, and the existing Trello card for that command will be archived to avoid duplication. The imported command will be performed by your account instead of the @butlerbot user.
You can view and manage the imported command in the Butler directory on the respective command tab— Rules, Calendar, or Due Date.
Note: Trello's built-in version of Butler supports editing of most imported Butler Bot commands. However, some imported Butler Bot commands may not be editable once imported.
You can inspect the command in the Command Log by clicking the lightbulb icon in the upper-left corner of that command.