(Beginner) Changing column properties for specific rows

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

I am tracking staff training and have dates for when staff are scheduled for training and have columns as date format.


at the top or bottom of the sheet, i would like to do a count of total staff scheduled or completed for that column, however, because i've set the column as date, it changes any numbers i input to as a date.

is there a way to change the properties of specific cells/rows?