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Ability to Set a Workflow for a Specific Row


We use Smartsheet for project management. The stakeholders would like a notification when the timeline for the project increases. The ability to set a workflow to trigger if a date field is greater than a specified date would also be helpful.

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  • Mattisphere
    Mattisphere ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would be great in general if they would add comparative triggers that could compare values in two columns. That way you could do something with a helper column like "When End Date changes, If End Date is greater than Previous End Date, then alert contact in Notify column, plus update Previous End Date to End Date - If End Date is less than Previous End Date, then update Previous End Date to End Date".

    Improvements to the conditions and triggers in both conditional formatting and workflows would provide a great deal of value for all. This same thing should translate to Update Requests so that you can send update requests for Column headers that equal a certain value. That would allow you do things like request an update for column W2 when week 2 is next week. Currently if you want to do something like this you have to setup individual update requests for every week of the year. Same thing with conditional formatting - you end up having to make 12 copies to highlight the "current month" or 52 copies to highlight the "current week".