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Will your next release have Baseline?

I am new to Smartsheet, coming from MS Project,  here at new employer and I am in need of the baseline relative to the Gantt chart. Is this feature being worked on for the next release?


  • Travis
    Travis Employee

    Hi Patrick, baseline is something we are looking into for future releases but it is not included in our next release. Check out our product roadmap for information on what we are currently working on: https://www.smartsheet.com/product-roadmap


    An approach many customers take within Smartsheet is at the beginning of the project, create 3 new columns ‘Baseline (or Original) Start Date’, ‘Baseline End Date’, and ‘Date Difference’ which is a text/number column. These new columns won’t be used in the Gantt Dependencies so they won’t change as the timeline changes. Highlight all of the dates in the Start and End Date columns then copy them to the Baseline columns. Create a formula in the Date Difference that subtracts the Baseline Start Date from the Start Date to give you how far off you are from the Baseline. Check out the template called ‘Smartsheet Formula Examples’ in the Template Gallery for formula syntax and samples.


    I will submit your vote to add a baseline functionality!  



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