Adding to dropdown list

jmpbell ✭✭✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

I have a dropdown list created, and I have it set to not restrict to the dropdown list only. I would like to know how to easily add values to the dropdown list without having to go into the column properties. Logically I would think if I type in a value in the cell it will add to the dropdown list, but it doesn't work that way. 

What work-arounds have you used? 

Thank you!


  • Schiff A.
    Schiff A. Employee


    At this time, values will only prepopulate the options for a dropdown list if they are present within the column at the time that it is switched to a dropdown list.  In order to add additional options after this stage you must edit the column properties.

    You can let our product team know that you'd like this capability by clicking on the Submit Product Enhancement Request link on the right-side pane of Community pages.



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