# Locking a Sum Formula

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Hello -

I am wanting to lock a sum formula and am not sure exactly how. Do I need to add additional aspects to the formula beside the "\$"? The issue is people are moving items around in their timesheets which adjusts the below formulas and I want to make sure if they do this, the formula will not change.

Below are the two types of formula I am trying to lock.

=SUM({Chandra Time Tracker Range 3})

=SUM({Bridget's Timekeeping Range 2} + {Maria's Timesheet Range 3} + {Chandra Time Tracker Range 17})

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Yes, but you'll need criteria to the formula so it knows what it should reference.

Make sense?

Would that work/help?

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If possible, I’d recommend making the formula a column formula, and then it won't break.

Would that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe and have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | 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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Hello,

Can I make it a column formula if each cell within that column may contain different references?

For Example:

Row 1 may be referencing Maria's timesheet

Row 2 may be referencing Bridget's timesheet

Row 3 may be referencing Maria's, Bridget's, and Logan's timesheet

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Yes, but you'll need criteria to the formula so it knows what it should reference.

Make sense?

Would that work/help?

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | 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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