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Written By: Smartsheet Guru

January 3, 2023

Parents, Ancestors and Smartsheet, Oh My!

This video gives a demonstration of using the ANCESTORS() and PARENT() functions to reference multiple levels of hierarchy. As promised in the video, here are the formulas:

Level column formula:


Project – Task Group column formula:

=IF(Level@row = 3, INDEX(ANCESTORS([Task Name]@row), 1) + ” – ” + PARENT([Task Name]@row), IF(Level@row = 4, INDEX(ANCESTORS([Task Name]@row), 1) + ” – ” + INDEX(ANCESTORS([Task Name]@row), 2) + ” – ” + PARENT([Task Name]@row), “”))

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