Set a dropdown value when adding a row using Outlook add-in

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

I'm seeking the ability to set a dropdown value (e.g. "New" in "Status" column) when adding a row to a sheet via either manual entry or (more likely) using the Outlook add-in.

Is there a way to do that?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Yes, there is. You could have a formula in the Status column, and as long as at least two previous/following rows have the same formulas, it will work.

    You might have to restructure the design so the rows would be added to the top instead or add a divider with two rows with the formula because I assume that you'd want to change the Status, and that would delete the formula.

    Something like this.

    Try something like this.

    =IF(ISBLANK(Primary@row); ""; "New")

    The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.

    =IF(ISBLANK(Primary@row), "", "New")

    Depending on your country, you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

    Would that work?

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic weekend!


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