Auto check all check boxes in a column


I have a sheet with a check box column where end users select the check box to nominate a speaker which will trigger a separate workflow. The issue with individually selecting is that there can be upwards of 100 speakers on the list.

Is there a way to have an option for the end user to click one check box or choose "Select All" from a drop-down, and automatically update the value so each box in the list is updated to checked?

I'm okay with the delay if we HAVE to save/refresh in order for the checkboxes to populate but would prefer a formula over a workflow automation.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

Best Answer

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @l.gann

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You could add a so-called helper column and reference a specific cell for check all and have a workflow trigger from it, and that would check all the boxes.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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