How do I show the names of the individuals assigned to tasks for the project on the dashboard?

Sara Ross
Sara Ross ✭✭✭✭✭

My project sheet has an "Assigned To" column that indicates who is responsible for each task. In creating a dashboard, I would like to include a widget that references the individuals involved in the project. Often a person is responsible for several tasks, but I only want the name to be referenced once on the widget and I want it to be updated automatically if individuals are added or changed. Any suggestion on how to accomplish this?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Sara Ross

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You could use something like JOIN DISTINCT and COLLECT.

    Try something like this.

    =JOIN(DISTINCT(COLLECT([Assigned To]:[Assigned To], [Assigned To]:[Assigned To], <>"")))

    Did that work?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • Sara Ross
    Sara Ross ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for the response. The formula did work mostly. However, if multiple individuals were assigned to the same task, all of the names were displayed (even if a name had already been displayed). Any ideas on how to resolve this?