Can I use a formula in a checkbox cell to auto check and also be able to manually check the box.


I am using empty checkboxes to show a task needs to be done. Only certain rows will require this task. So I wrote a formula to auto check any box that will not need to be done. That way a report will only tell me empty checkboxes. Problem is, I need the users to be able to check those boxes when they are done with the task. Any suggestions?



  • Matt Johnson
    Matt Johnson ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @acoulter

    One idea could be to use one checkbox column (columnA) to indicate which tasks go on the report and another column (columnB) to record the status of the task. ColumnA would be used as a filter on the report but not shown and ColumnB would be the actionable checkbox for task status.

    I hope that helps.


    Matt Johnson

    Sevan Technology

    Smartsheet Aligned Partner

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