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Assigning multiple resource to a single task

08/30/15 Edited 12/09/19

Proposed solution: to create "dummy" tasks in case multiple resource are assigned to a single tasks, sounds very amateurish for a great professional product like Smartsheet. Are there any plans to add ability to assign multiple resources to a single tasls like MS Project?


  • Tim MeeksTim Meeks ✭✭✭✭✭



    Yes, it has been requested.  See this link:


    Feel free to add your comments.



  • We love your product but really need this feature also.  I would say it is critical!


  • edited 02/11/16

    I agree with the criticality Shelly suggests.  As we expand the use of SS within my origanization, I know this will be a major point of concern.

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi all,

    Yes, assigning multiple people to a task is now available.

    Please see the attached link/screenshot for more information.


    I hope this helps you!


    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting


    Hi all,

    We're pleased to announce that you can now quickly & easily assign tasks to multiple people. To do so, check the new "Allow multiple contacts per cell" checkbox in any contact column. The cells in that column will then allow up to 20 people to be added.

    You can still leave that option unchecked when you only want a single person to be assigned to a task at a time.

    Adding multiple contacts to a cell is useful not only for assigning people, but also for other scenarios where you want to associate multiple stakeholders with a row. For example, you might want those people to receive notifications when the row changes, or you may want them to appear in reports and filters.

    For some projects, you may want to add 2 contact columns: one for the primary owner, and another for additional team members.

    We welcome you to try it out and let us know what you think.

    - Daniel


    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E: [email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me about help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or something else entirely.

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