How does Hello Epics know which child cards are "done"?

You can quickly check your progress on a set of grouped cards by looking either at the front of the parent card of the group or on the card back of the parent card of the group:


Defining the completion state

Now, wait a minute—what does it mean for a card to be complete? Well, that's for you to decide! Hello Epics can consider cards complete based on what list they are in, a completed due date, or a completed checklist. These settings are specific to each of your Trello boards, so you can set different completion states for different workflows.

Using the Hello Epics Board Settings dialog, located in the Hello Epics menu in the upper right, you can pick which completion state you'd like to use:

What if you want to use more than one list to define completion? We've got you covered. After checking 'Moved to a list', instead of choosing one of your lists by name, you can match against the beginning or end of your list names:

As you can see in our example above, you could have an unqualified Done list (perhaps for your most recently completed work) along with dated Done lists, all of which would mark their contents as completed as far as Hello Epics is concerned.

Hiding the completion state

Maybe seeing the completion state of your cards isn't valuable to you, and you'd rather hide that information—we understand! To disable the card completion tracking, open the Hello Epics menu in the upper right corner and click the Board Settings menu. Under 'Progress tracking' select the first option, 'Never, do not track completion.'

Now when you look at the board or the card back, you'll see that the completion statistics have been replaced by a simple count of the children cards:


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