Auto Downfill?

06/28/18 Edited 12/09/19

Is there a way for smartsheet to implement an auto-downfill function that allows users to input their desired formula into a column heading that makes every cell within that column (including cells added in the future) populate with said formula? This can help users decrease their time entering formulas and allow ease of expansion of the sheet.

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  • Richard D. VogtRichard D. Vogt ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any formula that is in all preceeding cells in a column will be added to the new record line in that same column and calculated using relative references unless specified as an absolute reference in the formula itself. 

  • Mike WildayMike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 06/28/18

    @Brandon, I agree. Dragging a formula down through hundreds of pre-existing rows is incredibly and painstakingly slow. Google sheets allow users to double click the drag fill crosshair that appears and it will auto-fill down the formula.

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi,

    You probably already know that you can mark all the cells and then use CMD + D to fill down.

    Please see attached link/screenshot.

    https://www.smartsheet.com/blog/support-tip-shortcuts-you-didnt-know

    I hope this helps you!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå - Workflow Consultant @ Get Done

    SMARTSHEET PARTNER & CONSULTANT / EXPERT

    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.

  • J. Craig WilliamsJ. Craig Williams Top Contributor

    If there is already a formula in a column with 1000 rows and the current value of the formula is sometimes blank, the fill down can still be tedious and time consuming.

    A column formula would be a time saver.

    Craig

  • dandoghidandoghi ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 05/29/19

    thanks very much, Andree S.!

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    You're welcome!

    I'm always happy to help!

    Best,

    Andrée

    SMARTSHEET PARTNER & CONSULTANT / EXPERT

    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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