It looks like Trello's default search goes only through cards' names and doesn't search through activities and checklists.

Is there a way to do that? Is it possible to use Google to search through all the information in the board?

If it can be done, than it would be possible to use manual tags by including tttag-name_of_a_tag anywhere. A search for tttag would give out all ofthe possible tags.

  • one way to search through details is to view all activities, but it's restricted only to recent ones Oct 31, 2011 at 5:16

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Search will NOT search anything beyond the surface of the card itself. A very unfortunate limitation indeed.


Trello doesn't search through checklists, but it will search through comments on the current board you are viewing.

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    At least for me, neither the search bar at the top of the page, nor the "search and filter cards"-button to the right search inside the comments.
    – Jonas
    Feb 1, 2012 at 14:27
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    Is there a feature request or requests for "better search"? I'd like to upvote and follow them.
    – ripper234
    Feb 7, 2012 at 10:22
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    i had the same experience where search did not search through comments. Bobby, how were you able to search through comments?
    – user23146
    Aug 9, 2012 at 23:41
  • +1 Searching the card "back" doesn't work... most unfortunate. In fact that is so limiting that I would not have switched my company to Trello had I known that in advance. Dec 11, 2012 at 21:03
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    @ripper234: Feature request for search in comments, you can vote here: trello.com/c/lX5WJW0o
    – Otiel
    Apr 12, 2013 at 8:15

Id love to search ACTIVITY for a particular DATE - so i can retrospect my timesheets. but i have to keep clicking "load more activity" and go through a months worth of activity to get to the date i need. so slow.

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