How do I override drag-fill data from sequencing?

I have some phone numbers and addresses that I am dragging down to new rows using Smartsheet's drag-fill function, but it seems to change the last number in the phone number and the last number in the mailing zip code every time. How do I prevent it from auto-sequencing during drag-fill?

I tried the old Excel trick where you add an ' apostrophe in front but it either erases it immediately upon hitting enter, or it ignores it completely and keeps sequencing.

Best Answer

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
    Answer ✓

    Hi @Nick Allgauer

    If you're looking to repeat the same phone number or same zip code, copy/paste it into a second cell first. Then drag-fill both cells down:

    Selecting two cells before dragging down will tell the drag-fill function that you're looking to repeat the same data instead of increase it by 1.

    Cheers,

    Genevieve

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  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
    Answer ✓

    Hi @Nick Allgauer

    If you're looking to repeat the same phone number or same zip code, copy/paste it into a second cell first. Then drag-fill both cells down:

    Selecting two cells before dragging down will tell the drag-fill function that you're looking to repeat the same data instead of increase it by 1.

    Cheers,

    Genevieve