Can I Convert a Name into a Contact within Smartsheets?

I used a formula to index and collect who the party responsible for a certain task is, but I want to be able to replace that written value with the contact information of that person. The "Responsible Parties" column is a contact list and I'd like to almost use a "find" function or something along those lines to automatically convert the name in the "Important Information" column into the contact name in the "Responsible Parties" column. Does anyone have any ideas?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @ParkerG

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Unfortunately, it's not possible now to use a formula to collect multiple contacts, but it's an excellent idea!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    Here's a possible workaround or workarounds

    • Depending on how many options you have, you could add so-called helper columns with each combination and reference those columns in a Multi IF formula or similar.
    • Same as above but in another sheet instead, so we'd use an INDEX/MATCH to look for the right option.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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