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Change Column Name in Multiple Sheets

Just Jean
Just Jean ✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts

Is there a method to change column names in multiple sheets? (I'm aware of the impact on reports that include those sheets.) It is very labor-intensive to change the column names in multiple sheets, but that is how we work in the real world. Change, change, change. 

I've already updated the template, but wow what a pain to have to touch each sheet built on the previous template.

Thank you.


  • Shaine Greenwood

    Hello Jean—

    Columns must be changed in sheets manually and individually per sheet. One way I can think of batching the change is to use our API, which requires developer resources: https://smartsheet-platform.github.io/api-docs/

    I'd recommend also submitting your use case for why you batch change multiple column names on a regular basis to our Product team via the Product Enhancement Request form under Quick links to the right of the community site. 

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Just Jean,

    Be aware that changing column names (or types) impact (negatively) any Reports that reference those sheets.

    Even with the API, this problematic.

    Best practice: Pick name and stick to it. 


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