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Hi there, I'm new to smartsheet I want to switch from MS Project to smartsheet to set up the planning schedule. I know we can assign multiple of people to a task but at the planning/biding level, I just want to juggle with the number of resources to set the best outline.

I would like to set the work (total effort to accomplish a task), then the number of people and then have the duration calculated like(Work / #people). As soon as I set the calculated column as the duration I lose the formula. See My screenshot below.

Thanks for your help. 

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Hi Bernard—

Formulas currently can't be added to the duration column or any column being used for dependencies as there are hidden dependencies-specific formulas performing calculations on the backend.

One way that you can work around this is to create a new text/number column and add your effort calculations there. You can then type the result in to your real duration column.

When you have a moment, submit your feedback to allow functions in dependencies columns through the Product Enhancement Request form (under Quick links to the right of the community site).