How to set a formula to repeat when adding new entries at the top of the page?

04/08/21
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I have a sheet that captures employee's leave requests to show up at the top (most recent first)of the "grid" and on the "calendar" and I need it to occur with every entry. How do I set it to ensure that every entry will be displayed and automatically filled with the formula fx=[employee name]1. The formula pulls the information (employee name) from the second column to the primary column. However, after so many new entries the formula doesn't repeat and leaves blanks on the grid and the calendar.

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  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Rita Depp

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this.

    =[Employee Name]@row and convert it to a column formula.

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

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  • Thanks Andree, the formula is set at the top of the sheet and does capture the data from the second column to the primary column, however, after a certain number of entries it stops and I have to go in and reenter it. Should I insert a blank row with the formula in it to make sure that it consistently picks up the data with every new entry indefinitely? Thanks again.

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rita Depp

    Strange!

    I'd be happy to take a quick look.

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too, [email protected])

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    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 about help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or something else entirely.

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