Ability to "lock" rows based on a response in a cell reference

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Ability to "lock" rows based on a response in a cell reference

Looking for a way to write a formula to lock rows if a cell has a specific value in it, or hide the rows.

Any ideas?

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  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi,

    You can set this with the help of "Alerts & Actions" and the "Lock a Row" feature.

    There is no way to hide the row, but you could change the color with conditional formatting and otherwise, filters and reports are the best bet.

    I hope this helps you!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • edited 10/11/18

    Ok, thanks, I did not think it was possible, but wanted to ask.

     

    What about adding a .png to a cell based on a formula?

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy to help!

    As far as I know, it isn't possible to add images based on formulas.

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • Ok, bummer, thank you!

    Can you take a look at this and tell me where I am wrong?

     

    =IF(Answers22 = "", "", TODAY()),OR(IF(Answers22 = "No", "", TODAY()))

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    What are you trying to do? Can you share the sheet or some screenshots?

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • =IF(Answers22 = "", "", TODAY()),OR(IF(Answers22 = "No", "", TODAY()))

    =IF(Answers22 = "", "", TODAY())  <-this is a complete function

    The system doesn't know what to do with anything after that because it's complete already.

    At a glance, it looks like you need a nested IF statement. What inputs do you want to return with which values?

  • So for the Nested is it:

    =IF(OR(Answers22 ="",Answers22="No",TODAY()) ?

  • edited 10/11/18

    Here you go

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  • edited 10/11/18

    If it is NULL return NULL, if it is No return NULL else date()

  • Paul NewcomePaul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 10/12/18

    =IF(OR(Answers22 = "", Answers22 = "No"), "", TODAY())

     

    Your OR function belongs in the logical statement of your IF function.

     

    The only issue with this for you would be that TODAY() will automatically update to the current date every time you open the sheet. Smartsheet does not currently provide time stamp capabilities.

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