Importing data into Trello

Trello doesn't have a generic import tool, but you have several options for bringing your data into Trello:

  • Copy Paste - When you paste text into a Trello card, each new line becomes a new card. This means if you have a list of card titles e.g. in an Excel spreadsheet, you can simply copy the title from one column, and each cell from the sheet will become a card in a Trello list.

  • Trello API - You can use the Trello API to have full programmatic control of the import process
  • Zapier - Zapier is a third-party solution that allows you to integrate over 1,000+ apps with Trello. Using Zapier, you can set up an integration between the other apps you use to manage your work, like Google Sheets, Typeform, and Evernote so that new information in these apps get automatically added as Trello cards. 

    There’s also a more detailed guide on using Google Sheets this way on Zapier here:
    This offers more control than copy/paste without all the work of using the API. Here are some of the most popular Trello + Zapier integrations.
  • Smart Import Power-Up - The Smart Import Power-Up makes adding cards from CSV and Excel files faster and easier.

  • Import2 Wizard - Import2 Wizard is a third-party solution that allows you to import data in Trello from CSV files. Check out this tutorial video for more on how to use Import2 Wizard: