Trello supports referencing one card from the description and comments of another card by using the referenced card Short ID (more info here). The only way I currently know of detecting a card Short ID is:

  1. Entering into the card and looking at the "Card #" legend at the bottom of the right column.
  2. Hovering with the mouse over the card and looking at the last part of the URL. It might say something like "/22", so in that case the short ID will be 22.

However, both of those methods are quite uncomfortable when you're writing the description/comment for another card.

Is there any way of having Trello autocomplete/suggest the Short ID for a card, or help with the referencing?

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When you are entering info on a card, type "#" then whatever your search term for the card is and it should start matching cards for you.

For example: #fix should find all cards that have "fix" in their titles for you.

With this, you don't have to know the shortcode.

  • 1
    Wow, thanks. I had completely forgotten about this question. Things have definitely changed since 2012! Hehe, thanks again.
    – Alpha
    Oct 6, 2015 at 3:36
  • Just going through and answering unanswered Trello questions! Glad to help. =D
    – xtoq
    Oct 6, 2015 at 3:41

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