Auto copy primary column


I have inherited a smartsheet used for asset tracking. Asset ID number is currently the primary column but I am changing that to an auto generating column to prevent any human errors that I have noticed. Since the primary column can only be numbers/text I have created a new column that is auto numbering.

What I would like to know is, is there a formula or something I can do to force the Primary column to automatically copy the numbers in the auto numbering column?


Column A(Primary) inherits all data from Column B and any changes made in Column B is reflected in column A

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @JM0079

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this. (you can convert it to a column formula)

    =[Asset ID]@row

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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