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Default Parent via Form?


Is there a way in a form to choose a default Parent (Feature) and Grandparent (Epic) to help facilitate initial viewing in card view?  

Creating the story one at a time under the feature is a nice quick dirty way to create a placeholder story, but if you want to use a form to enter lots of information about the story it creates these all as a level 1 "Epic" that have to be cleaned up after and can really clutter the board.

Here is a line that leads me to believe this is presently not possible.

  • Location of New Entries - Specify whether rows inserted via form appear at the very top of the sheet or the bottom of the sheet. (There's not a way to have the rows inserted under a specified parent row or elsewhere.)


  • Pam Alakai
    Pam Alakai Employee


    That is correct. Smartsheet does not currently have the functionality to include hierarchies in web forms. But you can submit an enhancement request for this functionality here so it can be considered by our development team for future implementations.

    Kind Regards, 


    Smartsheet Technical Support Specialist 

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

    I have been able to insert new rows from a Form to locations that are not Top or Bottom using Zapier.

    The use case is more limited than I would like, but it works for a few. It is not something I share explicitly, but something my customers can benefit from. Because it can be done using Zapier, that proves it is also viable using the API.


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