How do I create a widget from results based off stars

I created a form to get results for a menu we were tasting

I have all of the results but I now want to display the results to show how many people liked the dish / didnt like the dish etc..

How do I do this ideally in a graph


  • Amit Wadhwani
    Amit Wadhwani ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Julieann

    You can use below formula in a new column to convert rating into a number, and then use the number. Create summary field to count the occurrences of each number. These summary fields can be used to create a widget on dashboard.

    =IF([ColumnName]# = 1, "1", IF([ColumnName]# = 2, "2", IF([ColumnName]# = 3, "3", IF([ColumnName]# = 4, "4", IF([ColumnName]# = 5, "5")))))

    Best Regards

    Amit Wadhwani, Smartsheet CoE, Ignatiuz Software, Exton, PA

    Best Regards

    Amit Wadhwani, Smartsheet Community Champion

    Smartsheet CoE, Ignatiuz Software, Exton, PA

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 08/19/22

    Hi @Julieann

    I hope you're well and safe!

    To add to Amit's excellent advice/answer.

    If you want the result to be a number, you'd have to remove the " " surrounding the numbers because otherwise, Smartsheet will read it as text.

    Like this.

    =IF([ColumnName]# = 1, 1, IF([ColumnName]# = 2, 2, IF([ColumnName]# = 3, 3, IF([ColumnName]# = 4, 4, IF([ColumnName]# = 5, 5)))))

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    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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  • hi there,

    Thank you for your help. I did end up using powerpoint in the end because I couldnt resolve the issue in time. I have used the form again now though and would love to create a dashboard!

    MY feedback was captured using the star option in the form so rate your meal out of 5 stars - what is the best way to display this? baring in mind there was 17 different items tasted.

    Any help would be appreciated.