Estimated Durations

edited 12/09/19 in Using Smartsheet
04/30/19 Edited 12/09/19

I ma moving from Microsoft Project to Smartsheet and trying to replicate workflows that have served me well for decades.

In Microsoft Project, I can indicate that a duration is a estimate by including a question mark, for example 5d?.I use this heavily as placeholders when building a plan so that I know that I need to get better data.  One nice feature is that the question mark rolls up so summary tasks are marked as estimated if at least on sub-task has the question mark.

Does Smartsheet support a way to tag a duration as estimated?  I know that I can add a column to flag tasks as estimated, but I dno not think that the status will roll up to summary tasks.




  • AlejandraAlejandra Employee

    Hi Ramona,

    Estimated durations don't currently exist within Smartsheet. When you have a moment, please submit a Product Enhancement Request to let our Product team know that you'd like to have this functionality in Smartsheet. 

    To add to your point of inserting a Symbols column to identify which tasks have an estimated duration —you could consider creating a filter on the sheet that only shows rows where the flag in the Symbols column has been checked. If needed, more information on filters can be found in our help article:

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