Does smartsheet support the functionality to show progress bars on a Dashboard? If so, how?

I'm looking to create a dashboard to visualize % completion of projects - most of which are multi-stage. To add a cherry on top, some tasks may be completed in different orders, although everything would have to be complete to complete a "stage". If I had to cheaply describe what I'm trying to do, please see image below.


  • Paul Newcome
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    You will need to use an Image widget to get the arrows on there.

    For the bottom part, you would use a separate sheet with formulas using cross sheet references to populate the tasks that are in each stage and then use a metrics widget on the dashboard to display them below each arrow.

    =JOIN(COLLECT({Task Name}, {Stage}, @cell = "Stage 1"), CHAR(10))

    (enable text wrapping)

  • Hmmm maybe I wasn't entirely clear. I'm trying to use the arrows (in this case) as status completion bars. Either filling up as the tasks get complete or change color when complete - whichever seems easier.

  • MichaelTCA
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    Hello @ZMinior

    I think the closest you can get to this idea is using a bar chart. I've never seen custom shape to use as a progress bar in Smartsheet.

    The only thing I can think of is using an external app that can embed code, but the data would have to be sourced from the external app as well.

    @Paul Newcome Paul, is there a way to use custom shapes as a progress bar?

  • Paul Newcome
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    You can use UNICHAR(11157), make it bold, increase the font size, then use a formula to output a percent complete for the stage, and finally use conditional formatting to change the color of the arrow and have the arrow surfaced on your dashboard using a metrics widget.