Can we write formulas based on the Default columns (attachments, comments, row action indicator)?

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I want to add some checkbox columns based on the row action indicator column (which is a system/default column) - if there's still a pending update request, the [updated?] column is unchecked.

Even better, can we filter based on the default columns?

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  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
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    Hey @CeliaC

    If I'm understanding you correctly, you're referring to these columns to the side of the Grid:


    If so, there currently isn't a way to use a formula to reference them.

    Please submit your feature request to the Product team by creating an Idea Post in the Smartsheet Product Feedback and Ideas topic here in the Community. This will allow other users to vote on your enhancement idea!


    However you can use filters on Attachments or Comments, if that helps.

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @CeliaC

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Not sure I follow! Can you elaborate?

    Can you share some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help.

    I hope that helps!

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  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
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    Hey @CeliaC

    If I'm understanding you correctly, you're referring to these columns to the side of the Grid:


    If so, there currently isn't a way to use a formula to reference them.

    Please submit your feature request to the Product team by creating an Idea Post in the Smartsheet Product Feedback and Ideas topic here in the Community. This will allow other users to vote on your enhancement idea!


    However you can use filters on Attachments or Comments, if that helps.

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

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