Apostrophe added before formula
Hi,
I have the following formula on a hidden field in a form: =VLOOKUP(Department@row, {Executive Email For Approval}, 4)
When the row is added to the sheet an apostrophe is inserted before the formula: '=VLOOKUP(Department@row, {Executive Email For Approval}, 4)
Could someone tell me what I'm doing wrong please?
Thanks! Nichola
Best Answer

Hi Nichola,
You can’t have a formula added to the form. It has to be in the sheet instead.
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:
Would that work?
I hope that helps!
Be safe and have a fantastic week!
Best,
Andrée Starå
Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD
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Answers

Hi Nichola,
You can’t have a formula added to the form. It has to be in the sheet instead.
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:
Would that work?
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.