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adding attachments outside of smartsheet app and outlook?

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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2015 Posts
08/30/15 Edited 12/09/19

Is ther any way to add attachments to a row without either being in the smartsheet app or using the outlook addon?


  • You can use update requests, web forms, or the API to add attachments to a row without being in the app. 


    Update requests: http://help.smartsheet.com/customer/portal/articles/504779-using-update-requests

    Web forms: http://help.smartsheet.com/customer/portal/articles/522221-using-web-forms

    Developer page: http://www.smartsheet.com/developers

  • JamisonJamison ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for the reply. I would consider the first two to be "in the app".


    As far as the API, this may be out of the scope of this board, but how wouild one go about learning how to use the API? Any general tips from anyone?



  • Working with any API requires an experienced developer. If you want to learn yourself, you might try Code Academy which teaches you to code for free. Here information on their API course: https://www.codecademy.com/blog/52-learn-apis-with-codecademy


    There are probably consultants who can build you solutions, someone else may be able to recommend someone. 


    Is there something specific you wanted to do? How do you envision this working? 

  • JamisonJamison ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks so much for the link.


    Honestly - I still can't believe that there isn't a "send to smartsheet" option where a user can send information from their email to a row in one of their sheets including attachments. Every other project/task management offering has that ability, and I find it a glaring shortcoming of Smartsheet.


    That is what I would want to do. 

  • Gotcha, you want to add information from an email directly to a row. Well coming from MS Project, "every other project/task management offering" certainly does NOT have this ability. Foot in Mouth


    Right now, the only offer the ability to add data and attachments from an email to a row, by using the Outlook integration. Doesnt help us Good Apps users! 


    Zapier can add data from an email to a new row in a sheet but not attachments,  

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