How to set as a default in Contact column the person that added a new row?


In the Sheet I am using, I have a contact column named Requester which is the person who has added the request. The requests are added directly into the Sheet.

I would like to automatically set the value of the Requester to the person who added the new row.

There is the action "Assign people" in workflow, but I cannot find a way to add the person who has added the new row. As you understand, it's not the same person for every request. So maybe there is another way.

How can I achieve this? Have any of you done something similar?

Thank you.


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @moraki

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You have to set the form either so that the submitters have to be logged in, and then you can collect who submitted the form, or you could add a field where they add their email, which can be used to identify the submitter.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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