Project Sheet nested checklist without duration and dependency

edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

Hello Community,

I would like to nest a short checklist of rows under an activity in a Project Sheet such that the nested rows representing the checklist do not require durations and dependencies.

However, SmartSheet requires the duration and dependency on each nested row, where I repeat the same data, so it rolls up to the header row consistently.

Any tips or tricks to maintain duration and dependencies just on the header row, and not any rows nested under?  Or is that just the way a Project Sheet has to work for the overall Gantt to work.

Would be nice if there was a way to set the nested rows as 'for info only' and maintain the duration and dependency on the header row to drive the Gantt.

Thank you. 


  • Hello,

    You might consider creating a row for the task that has dependencies, then another row for your parent that just includes the info as children. I took a screenshot for you to get an idea of the formatting. (The parent row wouldn't have dependencies.)

    Screen Shot 2018-01-22 at 11.32.48 AM.png