Can i populate data referring to multi select drop down(as a primary key)?

i have a column with multi select drop down option, i need to populate the data from another sheet referring to the drop downs select. How can i refer the first column as primary key to populate the rest of the data. My primary key would be the multiple dropdowns selected.


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Umme Salma

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You'd combine the values selected to a string that we'd match against the other string.

    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 week!


    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!


    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: | | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

  • Hi @Andrée Starå

    I am good thank you, Hope you are safe too.

    i have a field in the intake form with Multi select drop down corresponding to the selected data i want to populate some fields.

    Based on IRF_SKU Description i want to populate Material Code, Country from another sheet

    Sheet from where data to be populated based on the multi selected SKU Description

    Result should be:

    Is it possible?

Help Article Resources

Want to practice working with formulas directly in Smartsheet?

Check out the Formula Handbook template!