Updating Dropdown using Smartsheet API

Judith Dewberry
Judith Dewberry ✭✭✭
edited 06/29/23 in API & Developers


I currently have a column with a dropdown list type and I'd like for it to be dynamic. I read some past discussions in the community, but I can't seem to find a clear solution when using the API.

How can I use the API to automatically add to the dropdown when a new record is added? Or is there a way to use the API to pull data from a different source and update the dropdown list automatically?

Thank you,


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Judith Dewberry

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Do you have access to Data Shuttle? It can be used instead of the API.

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • Judith Dewberry

    Hi Andree, I do not have access to data shuttle currently. We have used Smartsheet API to insert and update rows in Smartsheet, so I need guidance on where in the API documentation I could find to auto update dropdowns.


  • Christian G.
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    I've made somthing that can read and update dropdown with python

    You should take a look a "Update column" in the documentation

    My code need to be trigger outside of smartsheet since I have not worked with webhook yet.

    Code look something like this








            'validation': True