Copy PARENT cell data to CHILD CELL without deleting DATAMESH field links.

Geoff Baker
Geoff Baker ✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited 03/08/22 in Formulas and Functions

Ok, I have a challenge with formulas and data being overwritten.

I am trying to create a FILTER for my procurement teams to use. I ONLY want to show items where the PROCUREMENT COUNTRY is "CHINA". When I create that filter the CHILD rows do not show because the PROCUREMENT COUNTRY is "BLANK".

So I need to copy the PARENT cell data in this case "CHINA" to the CHILD CELL.

The challenge I have is that I use DATA MESH to fill the PARENT cell data.

When I create the formula "=PARENT()" in the CHILD row it deletes the DATA MESH cell link.



Any assistance for a workaround would be greatly appreciated.

I am on the ADVANCED platform so have tools available.

Answers

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Geoff Baker

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Here's a possible workaround or workarounds

    • Add a so-called helper column to reference the Parent and Children and use that for the Filter instead.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Geoff Baker
    Geoff Baker ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, I understand the concept, so I created a "HIDE PROCUREMENT COUNTRY" column.

    But when I reference the "PROCUREMENT COUNTRY" with "=(PROCUREMENT COUNTRY)@row" I am unsure of the reference for copying it to the CHILD row?



  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Geoff Baker

    =PARENT([Column Name]@row)

    Did that work?

    SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E: [email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me about help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or something else entirely.

  • Geoff Baker
    Geoff Baker ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    perfectly :)

    THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN :)

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Geoff Baker

    Excellent!

    I'm always happy to help!

    Remember! Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!

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    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Geoff Baker

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