How To Get Trello Card Id

If you use Trello regularly, you may have encountered situations where you needed to quickly find the ID of a particular card. Whether you’re using Trello’s API or managing a large project, it’s crucial to know how to locate a Trello card ID. But don’t worry, the process is easier than you may expect. This blog will provide a step-by-step guide to help you through it.

Enabling Trello’s Developer Mode

Before we begin, it’s crucial to note that Trello hides card IDs by default. To access them, you’ll need to activate Developer Mode. Here’s how:

  • Open Trello and sign in to your account.
  • Navigate to one of your boards.
  • Once inside the board, add “?developer=1” to the end of the URL.
  • Press Enter to reload the page with Developer Mode enabled.

Finding the Card ID

With Developer Mode enabled, we’re ready to find the card ID. Here’s your step-by-step guide:

  • Open the card whose ID you want to find.
  • Look at the URL in your browser’s address bar. You’ll see something like this:
  • The part after ‘/c/’ and before the next ‘/’ is the card ID.

For example, if your URL looks like this:, then your card ID is 123abc.

Getting Card ID via Trello API

If you’re a developer and need to fetch the card ID programmatically, you can use Trello’s API. Here is a quick Python script that retrieves a card ID:

    import requests
    import json

    api_key = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
    token = 'YOUR_OAUTH_TOKEN'
    card_name = 'Name of the Card'

    url = "{}&key={}&token={}".format(card_name, api_key, token)

    response = requests.request("GET", url)
    data = json.loads(response.text)

    card_id = data['cards'][0]['id']
    print("Card ID: ", card_id)

Note: replace ‘YOUR_API_KEY’, ‘YOUR_OAUTH_TOKEN’, and ‘Name of the Card’ with your actual API Key, OAuth token, and the name of your card.


And that’s it! With these simple steps, you can easily find the ID of any Trello card. If you’re a developer, Trello’s API provides a reliable way to fetch card IDs programmatically. Happy Trello-ing!