Is it possible to reference the value in a cell at a fixed offset?


Wondering why there seems to be no difference between absolute and relative in smartsheet. I would like to pull the date from the cell three up and two to the right of my target cell, no matter where the parent row is dragged to. Whether or not I add the traditional $ before the row number or not, the reference always remains in the same cell.

See images, and thank you in advance.


  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You would need to insert two helper columns. One would be an auto-number column (called "Auto" in this example) and there is no special formatting required in this one. The next would be a text/number (called "Row" in this example, and you would use this column formula:

    =MATCH(Auto@row, Auto:Auto, 0)

    Then in your parent rows you can use an INDEX function like so:

    =INDEX([Column E]:[Column E], Row@row - 3)

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