Auto-populating sub-tasks from Form.

Hello. I have a list of tasks, assigned to different people, that have to happen each time a new topic comes up. Ideally, when a user submits those topics via a Form, I would like that list of tasks/assignees to auto-populate as sub-tasks below row of information that was submitted from the form. Is that a thing that can happen? Thanks for any insights or workarounds!

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  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
    Answer ✓

    Hi @EEast

    Currently forms cannot auto-create child rows; a form submission will only create one row at a time and you will need manually configure any hierarchy relationships after the fact.

    What you could do is set up a second sheet with your set task list with assigned users as a sort of "template". Then you can copy over those rows any time a new entry is made - either manually with copy/paste or by using the Copy Row instruction on the grouped rows. (See: Copy and paste hierarchy)

    You can let the Product team know of your current use-case and feature request by filling out this form, here.

    Thanks!

    Genevieve

Answers

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
    Answer ✓

    Hi @EEast

    Currently forms cannot auto-create child rows; a form submission will only create one row at a time and you will need manually configure any hierarchy relationships after the fact.

    What you could do is set up a second sheet with your set task list with assigned users as a sort of "template". Then you can copy over those rows any time a new entry is made - either manually with copy/paste or by using the Copy Row instruction on the grouped rows. (See: Copy and paste hierarchy)

    You can let the Product team know of your current use-case and feature request by filling out this form, here.

    Thanks!

    Genevieve