How do I search for duplicate data within a sheet?

Hello everyone! I am very new to Smartsheet and new to my position as a New Product Development Coordinator. My company utilizes Smartsheet to track new ideas for products as well as the progress of the projects done on them. We have a master sheet that all the ideas are filled into from a form showing who submitted the idea, what product line, and the idea itself. Part of my job responsibility is to check if the idea is a duplicate of another idea that is already within the master sheet/archive. Is there a way to search a sheet by keywords? That way, I could type in a few main words of new idea and see if those keywords were used in a prior submission.

Thank you!


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Alex Williamson

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Here are some options.

    • Use CTRL+F or CMD+F to search in the sheet.
    • Use a cell or a Sheet Summary Field to add a search value and combine it with a formula on each row to check if it contains the value.

    Would any of those options work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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