sheet summaries roll up


This appears to be a common question but just for clarity

re the sheet summary:

can these values be referenced directly by link or formula in another sheet to create a rollup sheet for project portfolio reporting?

as far as i can tell the answer is not

watching an online seminar that per sheet summary functionality (Best in Class Project Management with Smartsheet), the presenter built the summary metrics in the main sheet as a series of rows which could be linked

this would appear to make the sheet summary functionality of limited value

am i misunderstanding?

for clarity im in the purchasing phase of smartsheet so am a very green user.

any help appreciated.


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi Andy,

    Unfortunately, you're correct, and it's not possible at the moment to link Sheet Summary information outside of the sheet it's in, but it's an excellent idea!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment

    There are a couple of workarounds, and the best depends on your specific needs and process.

    • You could use rows with the metrics.
    • You could have it collected on one row, so it's easy to include in the Sheet Summary, but also to cell-link to a so-called roll-up or Master Metric Sheet
    • Use a so-called Master Metrics Sheet to collect all metrics as needed through cell-links or/and cross-sheet formulas

    Would any of those options work/help? Which one do you prefer?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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