I have a slow sheet

edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

I have a smart sheet that has about 2400 rows with multiple sections this has been going since 2014 however it is running very slow. How can I fix this or can it be fixed?


  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Word on the street (in this community) is that lots of conditional formatting can have a severely negative impact on sheet performance. By any chance do you have a lot of conditional formatting? 

  • JamesR
    JamesR ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Extract from Help Articles:

    Sheet and File Size Limitations

    Smartsheet has set size limits on both your sheets and the files you import to ensure you experience the best performance of our application.

    Size limit for your sheets:

    • Maximum rows: 5,000
    • Maximum columns: 200
    • Maximum cells: 200,000

    Size limit when importing files:

    • Max rows: 5,000
    • Max columns: 200


    My Comments

    Things that can impact on performance are:

    • Conditional Formatting
    • Nested Multi Parameter Formula
    • Linked Cells

    My Tips

    • Archive data from previous years out to seperate sheet
    • Create New sheet Each FY - If exactly the same as others then use report across all sheets to Interrogate data