Filter by color

03/12/19 Edited 12/09/19

Is it possible to filter a column by color? We use visual management extensively for some of our larger enterprise projects and filtering by color is helpful. I didn't see a way, not sure if there was a "trick". 

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  • Mike WildayMike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have you considered using conditional formatting to create the color of your rows? You could have a column that you type the color name into to colorize it. If that was the case, you could filter on the color name and see only that color's rows. Conditional formatting could apply the color of the row based on the color name in the color field. You could even make that field a dropdown. 

    Just a few thoughts. 

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you are using RYG(B or G) as your colors, you could still use Mike's suggestion of an additional column. You could then use a basic

     

    =[Status Column Name]@row

     

    to pull the text for that color into the new column and filter on that.

  • Instead of going through those extra steps, can't SmartSheet just develop a way to perform basic steps that Excel does such as sorting by color?

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭

    Filtering by color is now available.


  • I still can't see the option to filter by color. Is it in the beta testing or available to everyone?

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Marina,

    @Marina Masterova

    It will only work with the Symbols column and the Status Color options.

    Did that work?

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Hi Andree,


    It's not clear how to highlight a row with a status color vs. one of the 40 available other colors. Sometimes it is necessary to highlight certain rows with a unique color to identify particular needs. Creating an additional column to create a new parameter to filter by in a spreadsheet with hundreds of columns is not a very helpful solution. Having the option to filter columns by text and cell highlight color would be much easier and cleaner.

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Morgan Vlad-McCabe

    Yes, that would be a great addition to Smartsheet features.

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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