# Create Trello cards
This how-to covers how to make use of the Trello action to create cards when someone interacts with your apps.
If you don't have a Trello account, you can create one here (opens new window).
# Create the action
Follow the steps below to create a action for sending email notifications.
# Step 1: Choose a workspace
Start by making sure you're in the desired workspace. Hover over the menu bar dropdown to choose.
# Step 2: Open the new action dialog
Select the Actions tab within the workspace view and click the + New Action button. This will launch a dialog for creating a new action.
# Step 3: Select the Trello action type
From the action creation dialog, select Trello from the Action type dropdown list.
# Step 4: Enter your API information
Enter your API Key/Token for the Trello account you wish to use.
Trello API Key can be found here (opens new window) under the Key section.
Trello API Token can be created here (opens new window) by clicking on the Token link.
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# Step 5: Specify which list to use
Enter the List ID for the Trello list you wish to use.
To find this, perform the following steps:
Open the board that contains the list you wish to use. In the address bar, you will see a URL like
Change the value in your address bar to
https://trello.com/b/3fdtL4eS.json?fields=id,name&lists=openusing your unique board identifier.
This URL will display all open lists on your Trello board. Choose the one you want and capture the
idvalue. In this example, we're using the
Things To Dolist with an id of
The board ID is unique to you!
3fdtL4eSvalue used in this example is a unique board identifier and the value for your Trello board will be different.
# Step 6: Finish configuring your action
Customize the name and description of you card by providing your own Jinja2 template (opens new window) (optional), and click on + Create action to complete the process.
# Attach the action to an app
Follow the steps below to attach the Trello action created above to one or more apps.
# Step 1: Choose an app
Select the Apps tab within the workspace view and select the app you wish to create Trello cards.
# Step 2: Open the app editor
From the app dialog, click on the Edit button.
# Step 3: Add your new action
From the app edit dialog, type in the name of your action in Actions list. The name will autocomplete as you type.
# Step 4: Save your changes
Click on the Save changes button and you're done!
# Step 5: Wait for app interactions
Now that your app is configured, you just wait until someone interacts with it. Once they do, you'll automatically have a card created in Trello for you that looks something like this.