Formulas Not Pulling
We currently utilize a very large global onboarding smartsheet. When a new hire accepts a position, the onboarding team uses a form to manually add them to the tracker so we can assign out the onboarding tasks and track progress. As part of a business initiative, we also have hidden column to track the amount of time spent for each onboarding task so we can better align our resources.
However, as new rows are created, it appears the formulas are dropped/lost. The form settings is currently set to "add to top".
Can you help me figure out how to get the formulas to automatically populate when a new row is added so I don't have to manually drag the formulas down the entire sheet?
Best Answer

Hi Stephanie,
As long as the following is true it should work.
The new row will be autofilled with the formulas if there are two rows below/above with the same formulas.
More details:
If the formula structure is the same above/below the Formula Autofill will add the formula(s) automatically.
Conditions That Trigger Formula Autofill
You’ll see formulas populate automatically when you type in a newly inserted or blank row that is:
 Directly between two others that contain the same formula in adjacent cells.
 At the topmost of the sheet if it’s above two rows that have the same formula in adjacent cells. (This includes rows inserted from a form.)
 At the bottommost of the sheet if it’s below two rows that have the same formula in adjacent cells. (This includes rows inserted from a form.)
 Above or below a single row that is between blank rows and has formulas.
More info:
I hope that helps!
Be safe and have a fantastic week!
Best,
Andrée Starå
Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD
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Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.
Answers

Hi Stephanie,
As long as the following is true it should work.
The new row will be autofilled with the formulas if there are two rows below/above with the same formulas.
More details:
If the formula structure is the same above/below the Formula Autofill will add the formula(s) automatically.
Conditions That Trigger Formula Autofill
You’ll see formulas populate automatically when you type in a newly inserted or blank row that is:
 Directly between two others that contain the same formula in adjacent cells.
 At the topmost of the sheet if it’s above two rows that have the same formula in adjacent cells. (This includes rows inserted from a form.)
 At the bottommost of the sheet if it’s below two rows that have the same formula in adjacent cells. (This includes rows inserted from a form.)
 Above or below a single row that is between blank rows and has formulas.
More info:
I hope that helps!
Be safe and have a fantastic week!
Best,
Andrée Starå
Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD
✅Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please help the Community by marking it as the accepted answer/helpful. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!
SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER
Andrée Starå  Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD
W: www.workbold.com  E:[email protected]  P: +46 (0)  72  510 99 35
Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

Thank you so much!

You're more than welcome!
SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER
Andrée Starå  Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD
W: www.workbold.com  E:[email protected]  P: +46 (0)  72  510 99 35
Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.
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