trouble with formulas applying to new entries from form

trouble with formulas applying to new entries from form

edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

I created a form. new entries are entered at the bottom of the form. I copied all of my formulas to the bottom of the form. When new entries come in from the form, they come in below the last row where formulas are copied. Result...formulas are not applied to the new entries coming from the form. 

How do I get the formulas to apply to the new entries coming from the form?

thanks, 

SGF

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  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can you post some screenshots of the sheet and give a rundown of where the formulas are supposed to be vs what fields are populated by the form?

  • Here are some screen shots. I locked the columns that have the formulas. I also posted several of the formulas that are being used. Basically the columns marked Upper 1 QTY, Upper 1 W, Upper 1 H, Upper 1 Sq In, Upper 1 Sq ft, & Upper 1 Total Sq feet, are duplicated for the rest of the sheet, only changing the # in the sequence. 

    The idea is that I created a form for our team to fill in measurements of a particular unit. Once the data comes into the sheet (through the form) the formulas would then make the necessary calculations to figure totals.

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  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    I noticed that you have rows collapsed. Are any of the collapsed rows blank?

  • not currently. I deleted the empty rows created when the form added information to the bottom. When it added the information, it would typically leave 6-8 blank rows. I went back and deleted the blank rows it created. 

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  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    The problem is the Child Rows. The formulas will only pull down if the hierarchy is the same. New forms are on the very first level of hierarchy and have to be manually indented.

  • Gotcha. Ok that makes sense. So If I put all of the properties on the 1st level of hierarchy then the formulas will transfer down?

    SGF

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    Correct. It is the indentation that is throwing everything off.

  • Hello - I am having the same issues however, I do not have any hierarchy or indentation used. Form entries are coming through to the sheet beneath where formulas exist. When I delete the formulas and re-save the sheet, the form entries continue to be entered below where the formulas used to be. Any ideas what could be wrong?

    Thanks!

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Amie Dlouhy

    Hi Amie,

    Can you maybe share some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too, [email protected])

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    ✅Did my post help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please help the Community by marking it as the accepted answer/helpful. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

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    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    What exactly do you mean by this?


    "When I delete the formulas and re-save the sheet, the form entries continue to be entered below where the formulas used to be."


    What are the exact steps you are taking?

    To have a formula auto-populate into a row as soon as a new form is entered, you would need to have two rows containing the formula above the new entry.

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