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Webform : display cell info

edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2015 Posts

I need to display-only the info about a cell in a webform (So the end user can only view the info, but not change it) How do I do this ?


  • B Cook
    B Cook
    edited 09/28/15

    Right Click on the Row or Column, and select 'Lock'

    I dont think you can do a individual cell though.



  • It doesn't work. I think you can't use this option (Lock) in a WebForm, only when you are working directly in a smartsheet.


  • Tim Meeks
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    edited 09/28/15



    Not sure what you are trying to do exactly. Do you mean data from the sheet or instructional data about how to fill out the webform?

    I believe I'm correct in saying that, data from a sheet shown in a webform is not editable. 


    If in the sheet, you could either make the data from the sheet a drop down list so it would display as a selection only OR put the cell data to display in the HelpText.(assuming it's fixed data).


    Please elaborate so I can better understand what you are trying to do.




  • Linda_
    edited 09/30/15

    Tim, thanks for the info. I'm trying to display text from the smartsheet into the webfrom. the smarsheet ex has different time info and I want only to show this, not that they can change it. For the moment I have created for each line a different webform And putted the time info in the heading. But I'm sure that there is a better more practical option. I have now 36 forms that's quite a lot



  • Linda, could you explain what you are trying to do in more detail? Its possible we could suggest a better method, but I dont understand what you are trying to achieve. Maybe give details about your work flow, what the web forms are tracking, and what your sheet is for.

  • I'm having a similar issue.  I would like to send a request to update data but requires them to view other data that I don't want them to update.  Viewing some data fields only helps them understand what and why I am asking. 


    Is there a way to designate on a webform that some data fields will be view only while other data fields can be editable?

  • Mario, send an update request and lock the rows/columns you dont want them to edit. 

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