Checkboxes and coloring per click/select


Hey all,

I have a question. How to insert a formula, and where, which I would check a checkbox and the symbol will color a certain color? For example, if I check the checkbox, I would like for the rounded symbol to be green.

Also, one more thing: How can I, for example, click on predecessors and the smartsheet automatically highlights those rows or specific cells? For example, I have 3 predecessors that have to be done before a task and if I click on the predecessors, it will highlight some cells (Task cells).

Thank you in advance


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @GoranJG

    I hope you're well and safe!

    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,

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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  • AFlint
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    I can't help with the predecessor/dependent question, but I can help with the formula for checkbox/color status

    Every symbol has a name that SS recognizes in the formulas. For example, a check box would be 0 (off) or 1 (on). You can also use TRUE (checked) or FALSE (unchecked)

    The color dots are just their colors.

    I believe the way to accomplish what you are trying to do would be to enter the formula in the color column as:


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