Is there any way to find Trello cards by their ID (or card number, I'm not sure what it's called)?

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I've found that you can simply enter the card number (for instance '12') in the search box, like this:
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When you hit enter (or click the search button), your card number 12 of the current board will be immediately opened.
Actually, that's a great experience.

Unfortunately, searching for the card in the 'Search and Filter Cards' option won't return any results, and sometimes that can be confusing.

UPDATE: it seems that 'Search and Filter Cards' option should work as well (as Bobby pointed in his answer), but for some strange reason, it isn't working for me.

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    > searching for the card in the 'Search and Filter Cards' option won't return any results <- that's the part that made me search for the answer, so that's something Fog Creek might look to fix/remedy Sep 4 '13 at 8:49
  • Does searching for a card by number still work for you? It doesn't seem to work for me as of Feb. 2015 using either "#905" or just "905".
    – alanning
    Feb 11 '15 at 1:39
  • You're right, this doesn't work anymore. Now the solution below proposed by @Bobby Grace is the right one. Feb 11 '15 at 16:16
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    confirming as of May 2018 - both this answer from @NelsonReis and Bobby-grace no longer works -
    – Danish
    May 10 '18 at 2:16
  • Confirming as of April 2020 - both this answer from @NelsonReis and Bobby-grace still no longer works :(.
    – spinkus
    Apr 1 '20 at 2:26

You can filter cards by their card number. Just click 'Search and Filter Cards' in the board sidebar and add the number.

  • That doesn't seem to work. I've just tried to filter my #12 card above, and the Trello search retrieved no cards. Jun 28 '12 at 15:45
  • did you filter by '12' or '#12'. I've found you need to include the '#' for it to pull up by card number
    – Jess
    Jun 28 '12 at 19:00
  • @Jess, both options (with or without '#') didn't worked out for me. Meanwhile, I've found a great way to do it, as you can see in my own answer below. Jun 29 '12 at 7:31
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    I know it's been 4 years... but this no longer works. Is there a current method for retrieving a card by its card number?
    – bcmcfc
    Apr 6 '16 at 10:48
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    this doesnt work
    – Sgnl
    Apr 13 '18 at 20:43

I made a rookie mistake searching for ticket 6 which wouldn't work, tried #6 still no good, but then searched for 06 and it worked.


I found that entering the card number in the search, in the menu located on the right side, will only return the card with that number.



Yes, 01 works instead of 1 only for search. Also, FYI, if you would like to search for ticket no 12, then you simply enter 12, no need to add zero here.

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