Colour-coded labels on a Kanban

Hello community!

We're in the process of moving our Kanbans from Trello to SmartSheet (which is new to all of the team).

From this article I understand it's possible to use colour-coded labels on a SmartSheet Kanban; however, I'm unable to find this feature nor any documentation on how it works.

If anyone can help that would be appreciated :)

Thanks

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @GMD

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Welcome to the Community and the wonderful world of Smartsheet!

    You can color code the cards manually or with the conditional formatting feature.

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    Change the Color Bar for a Card

    There are two options for changing the color that appears on the outer edge of a card: you can change the color manually or you can change it automatically with a conditional formatting rule.

    To change the color manually:

    1. Right-click the edge of the card.
    2. Select a color.

    If you have Admin- or Owner-level sharing permissions to the sheet, you can change the color via conditional formatting by clicking the Conditional Formatting icon in the toolbar and creating a rule.


    For more information about conditional formatting, see the Conditional Formatting article.

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  • GMD
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    Hi Andrée,

    Thank you for your quick response. Much appreciated!

    I've experimented with the colour-coded bars on the cards but this is not quite the functionality I am looking for.

    In Trello it's possible to create one or more Labels that comprise a description and a colour. These labels can then be attached to one cards on the Kanban. This is actually described in a SmartSheet article here!

    The SmartSheet cards have colours but there is no description attached, therefore the colour does not easily convey a meaning.

    Hope that makes sense?

    G