Duplicate Values For Columns with Hyperlinked Values


I've found a formula to indicate whether there's a duplicate value in a column, which is great. However, it appears Smartsheet does not recognize any cells that are hyperlinked so the formula treats this as a negative, even if the values are identical.

I've noticed other issues related to hyperlinked cell values like when sorting in a Report view, it puts non-hyperlinked rows above hyperlinked ones, plus it will not group them together.

Is this a feature or a bug? Are there any workarounds for the duplicate hyperlinked value issue?


  • Lucas Rayala
    Lucas Rayala ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @RyanFMurphy, regarding the duplicate value: below I've created four identical cells, two with hyperlinks, two without. You can use the following formula to count the duplicates:

    =COUNTIF([Column2]:[Column2], [Column2]@row)

    In the below example, I used the same formula in the first and second row of Column3 -- both provide the same answer, meaning they both search for and find four (4) instances of the text "This is a hyperlink", regardless of whether the cell actually contains a hyperlink.

    Can you share the formula you are using and an example where the the formula did not detect duplicates?

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