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Is there a way to change a formula to a static value, once a date (or other item) is entered.

ie. So once a formula pulls info it updates the cell. At the end of the month, ( a date is reached) it removes the cell formula, but the info in the cell stays in place.


  • Purnima Gore
    Purnima Gore ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Could you use another column and use an automation with update cell value?


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  • Toufong Vang
    Toufong Vang ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 12/29/22

    Hi, @Dakota, unfortunately, that is not supported.

    If locking the row is not an option (to prevent changes to columns that the formula uses) then you can leverage "Move Row" as a workaround. When you move a row to a new sheet, the dynamic value becomes static IF the corresponding column on the target sheet does not use a formula.

    In the example below, (#1) the value in "Mileage - Current" depends on a formula and changes regularly. At month end, a trigger moves the row to another sheet (#2) that has the same columns but has only one column formula. In "Mileage - MonthEnd" that formula sets the value to whatever is in "Mileage - Current". After which a workflow automation moves the row back to the source sheet (#3) where the value "Mileage - Current" subsequently updates but the value in "Mileage - MonthEnd" remains static.

    Another approach is to use the automation action, "Copy Row", and copy the row into the second sheet. You then have a cross-sheet formula in the orginating sheet that "grabs" the value from the second sheet. The second sheet has no formulas so the values never change.

    Hope this helps!

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Dakota

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Please have a look at my post below with a method I developed.

    More info: 

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

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