Can you filter drop down responses in a column based on the answer in a previous column?


I am working on a scheduling system and I have Primary and secondary locations. I used Drop down menus to organize the data in the primary location and secondary location columns. Can you set up a filter for the possible responses in the secondary location column based on the response selected in the primary column?

For example:

Primary location column lists areas A, B, C, D, E, and F in the drop-down menu. The secondary location list subareas 1 - 100. If areas 1-10 are only available in A. If I select A in the primary location column can I set up a condition that limits the responses to 1-10?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Jess T.

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Here are two options.

    • Using a form and the Conditional Logic feature and multiple so-called helper columns for each area and subarea
    • Using conditional formatting and formulas that display instructions together to guide what to select next in the helper columns

    Would any of those options work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • Jess T.
    Jess T. ✭✭

    @Andrée Starå From my research in the community it appears that the conditional logic only applies to forms so I'm not sure how to apply that to a grid. Can you provide some examples for links to tutorials? I am very new to smartsheet, and working with a timeline to get this up and running for my team.