Feature Request: Choosing Cells for Dashboard Widget

Matt Zamborsky
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

Choosing cells to add to a widget is rather difficult.  It would be nice to be able to use Control and Shift with the ability to select an entire row of cells when generating a "Metric" widget.  When you click the row on the far left, you cannot utilize CTRL or SHIFT to select multiple rows. 

Additionally, I have built in filters in sheets, and it would be nice to be able to "filter" the data in the widget creation screen for the "Metric" so that I can choose from a selected set of data, rather than having to choose from a hundreds of rows list.  

Pulling in a report would also help solve the issue (and eliminate the need to update the data using a Metric widget if I wanted the data to consistently pull updated data), but as I have posted on a separate discussion, there are issues with reports pulling all of the formatting into the report (Granted the widget creation screen for Metrics also appears to have the same issue, not pulling in all of the formatting from a sheet). 


  • Hi Matt,

    I'm right there with you. When you have a moment, please submit a Product Enhancement Request to make sure our Product team receives your enhancement request. You can do this by filling out the form under Quick links on the right of the community site, and link back to the community post from the form (so that you don't have to retype your whole request again).

  • I have the same problem, it would be nice to have that option, rather than having several sheets to create a dash.