Automate Trello – Let us have a look at using Microsoft Flow to automate Trello boards. Suppose you want to add a new DevOps work item when a Trello card is moved into the In progress list. In addition to that, you want to add this work item as a new Wunderlist To-do item. This can easily be done using a combination of actions.
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I have a Trello board called Project Sovereign with a new task in the planned list. I want my flow to action this task as soon as my card is moved to the In progress list.
The details of my card is really simplistic. All I need is the name and description.
Creating the Automate Trello Flow
Create a new flow and look for the Trello action. Then add the When a new card is added to a list action. Once you have connected to Trello, you can select the board and list. In my example, I only want it to work on the In progress list.
The next action I want to add is a DevOps action to Create a work item. Once the connection is configured, select the account name, project name, work item type and title. I also added the Trello card description tot he DevOps work item description.
For this to work, you will need to configure your organization policy in DevOps to allow third-party application access via OAuth. You can also allow public projects should you wish to, but this is optional.
Adding the Wunderlist Connection
In my Wunderlist application, I have a list called DevOps Tasks. I want to add the new Trello card to this list as a to-do item.
Back in the flow, add the Wunderlist action and select the correct list. For the title of the to-do I will just use the Trello Card Name and the DevOps team project.
The complete Automate Trello flow will now look as follows.
Triggering the Automate Trello flow
To trigger the Automate Trello flow, simply move the Add approval process card from the Planned list to the In progress list.
Swing back to your project in DevOps (in my case, it is called Sovereign) and you will notice that a new work item has been added. If you don’t see anything, ensure that the Recently created filter is set. Remember, we didn’t assign this work item to anyone.
Lastly, in Wunderlist you will see the new to-do item in the DevOps Tasks list.
With Microsoft Flow, we were able to automate Trello and have it update DevOps and Wunderlist in mere seconds. It is this kind of automation that increases productivity.
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