Cannot sort Card view by Assigned to column

AbbyT ✭✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics


I am using Smartsheet to allocate tasks for projects which i use gantt and grid view for.

My team need to look at their tasks allocated to them in card view, but i am not able to sort the card view by the assigned to column

I do have multiple contacts enabled in the assigned to column, would this cause the problem?

What would be causing this?

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 01/18/19

    Hi Abby,

    Unfortunately, it's not possible at the moment (see below for details), but it's a great idea!

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    Daniel Stein

    October 12, 2018 8:58 pm

    Hi Max,

    You are correct that only single-contact columns will appear as lane options in card view. If you want to use your "Project Leader" field as a lane in card view, I would suggest leaving it as a single-contact column in all of your sheets. You could add a second column called "Project team members" (and turn on "Allow multiple contacts per cell" in that column) in order to track any additional people. That way, you always have a single leader that you can show in card view & can add as many additional team members as you want in the other column.

    For context, we don't currently allow multi-contact fields as lanes, because there isn't as clear a way to visualize these lanes in card view that would be unambiguous and useful for customers. That said, we'd love to know how you would expect this to work. For a card that's assigned to multiple people, would you expect the card to appear multiple times, under each person's lane? Or would you expect there to be a separate lane for each permutation of assignees, e.g., Person A, Person B, Person A & Person B (though this could lead to quite a few permutations with more people)? Or something else?

    Best regards,


    Hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic weekend!


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