1. The Internal Card ID
Every card in Kanbanize has a unique card ID (internal ID) which is like the serial number of the card.
The card ID is the easiest way to refer to a card in the system. It is displayed at the top left side of the card.
The internal card IDs are consecutive numbers that go up when new cards get created in Kanbanize.
2. Custom Card ID
You can replace the internal card ID with a custom ID number to match your company numeral system. The unique card identifier facilitates simultaneous work with external systems.
Well-designed IDs can help you to sort and group tasks for reports as well as to easily identify the collection of task properties across systems.
The Custom Card ID filed is available as an option in the Card fields.
Select it (1) to make the field available on the card (2) and fill in the custom ID number.
Update the card (3) and the value you entered will replace the internal card ID, which is visible at the top left corner of the card.
Note: The internal card ID will be preserved in the system. If you remove the Custom ID for some reason, the system will automatically replace it with the internal ID to ensure proper task tracking and reporting in Kanbanize.
Both the Custom Card ID and the Internal Card ID are available properties in the following product functionalities:
3. How to Customize your Cards ID
A set of Custom Card ID configuration options (1, 2) are accessible at each board level.
Users with the relevant permissions can access them via the Edit Workflow button at the top of each board interface.
From the Custom card ID control, you can define if the custom ID you enter is a:
- unique value (1) - the system does not allow you to enter a custom ID that already exists.
If you duplicate the IDs, you will get an Error message, which informs you to use a different value.
- repeating value (2) - you can use the same custom Card ID in multiple cards, without any system restrictions. This supports the clustering of items based on their classifications.
By default, the Custom Card ID configuration option is set for repeating values.