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How I get my Google tasks and their subtasks correct into Trello?

  • 5 February 2021
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Hi All

I have the problem I can not get my Google task properly moved to Trello.

A Google task with subtask will be trasfered to Trello. But in Trello the subtask get its own card (Trello task so to say). Thats not how it’s soposed to be. Cards in Trello have checklist and I would expect I can map the Google subtasks to the checklist section of a Trello card. Without the relation to the Parent, the subtask loosing their meaning.

Example:

My Google Tasks: :nerd:

  • (task) Setup Project “Hello World”
    • (subtask) order eviroment
    • (subtask) test
  • (task) Setup Project “Alice”
    • (subtask) ask white rabit
    • (subtask) test

How it is created in Trello :sob:

  • (card) Setup Project “Hello World”
  • (card) order environment
  • (card) test
  • (card) Setup Project “Alice”
  • (card) ask white rabit
  • (card) test

I lose the context. Now I have to cards telling me to test, but which project?

How would like to have it  :tada:

  • (card) Setup Project “Hello World”
    • (checklist Titel) Title (can be always the same)
    • (checklist item) order environment
    • (checklist item) test
  • (card) Setup Project “Alice”
    • (checklist Titel) Title (can be always the same)
    • (checklist item) ask white rabit
    • (checklist item) test

Does anybody has a idea how to achieve that with the existing “Google Tasks” to “Trello” Workflow?

Thanks in advance for your help!!!!

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Best answer by GetUWired 8 February 2021, 14:56

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Hi @Michael N. 

This should be possible. How is your Zap currently set up? 

I would try a workflow similar to this 
Trigger: New Task in Google Task

Action: Create Card in Trello

Action: Create Checklist Item in Card in Trello (pass in the id of the card created before this action)

This should get you moving in the right direction. If multiple Checklist items need created then a Looping by Zapier action before the last action may be able to help you out there.

Userlevel 1

Good hint, but the testing gives only one record to check. Is there a possibility to get more than one record at a test. I need to identify which of the parameter identifies the parent ID, or that it is a subtask.

Userlevel 1

Oh, and can you point me to an example? Thx ….

Userlevel 7
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I am assuming you would like more records from the trigger step? You may be able to get another record by creating a more recent task in Google then loading more data from your trigger. The parent ID for the subtask would be the ID returned from the “Create Card in Trello” action.