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I would like to have a field get automatically updated based on x days from a specific date in a date field.

Status is "not started" in field A

Due date is 8/1/2023 in field B

Today's date reaches 6/1/2023 or x days our from field B, field A is updated to initiated.

Is this possible?

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  • Dale Murphy
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    @christopher1125 Your question header confused me! I don't think you want to change a dropdown; I think you want to change a cell value it a specific column.

    I suggest the workflow that will:

    If you aren't familiar with workflows, write back and I can or someone can help further.

    dm

  • christopher1125
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    I have tried workflows but they are specific to a certain date or a change in field. I would like Smartsheets to automatically run (without a change to a field) and update the field based on a count of days prior to a set date in another field.

    Field A is a drop down list. The user is adjusting this field throughout the project. I would like to have field get automatically updated based on x days from a specific date in a date field.

    Status is "not started" in field A to begin with.

    Due date is 8/1/2023 in field B which is entered manually at the beginning of a project (this is just an example).

    Today's date reaches 6/1/2023 or x days our from field B, field A is updated to initiated from not started.

    There is no change made to any fields. There is simply a count in days being met. Is there a workflow for that or does a field have to be updated?

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