Pasting from excel into primary column in smartsheets

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this is probably really obvious but why when I manually enter a value into a new row in the primary column all the formulas are replicated to that new row, but if a paste a value in from excel the formulas don't get replicated?


many thanks in advance

Andy C

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  • L_123
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    you can try importing the excel file instead of copy pasting, but any way you do it there's almost certainly going to be some formatting cleanup/formula fixing.

  • John Jonassen
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    The formulas and formatting replicate in Smartsheet after it sees that it has been used at least twice consecutively. Unfortunately, in your case, the pasting into this or any column causes a disruption, therefore ending the formula.

  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Andy Counsell

    To add to John’s excellent answer.

    Here's more details.

    The new row will be auto-filled with the formulas if there are two rows below/above with the same formulas and the same level of hierarchy.

    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!

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