Using Symbols in Column names and Data



I'm still learning my way around the Smartsheet resources, and not finding an answer to my specific scenario/question. In a nutshell, I have the task of a "small" rebranding request. One alpha acronym "ABC" will change to alpha plus a symbol, like this "A&C" (with an Ampersand sign).

The biggest problem I see in this change is several formulas in our Sheets keying on "ABC". This will require cleanup and re-validation that Reports and Dashboards are still pulling correct values when complete.

Are there any caveats or problems using "&" in a Column Name? Related to data linking, reports or otherwise?

I guess same question if I now need an "&" in cell Dropdown lists?

I'm mostly administering formulas, Sheets, Reports, and Dashboards to this point, not creating new, and would appreciate any feedback before I introduce a problem or headache by using "&".



  • Mark.poole
    Mark.poole ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 06/03/24

    as long as you have the [] around the column name for the formulas the & and other special symbols wont matter. Same for using "text" for text values in the formulas

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