Sorting a sheet when opened

11/25/18 Edited 12/09/19

Wondering if there is a way to sort rows of a sheet on open.

Otherwise you have to set this up manually each time. If this is a smart sheet you would think it would be able to do this.


  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Steve,

    Unfortunately, it's not possible. Great idea!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    A possible workaround could be to have a report that's sorted with the same criteria.

    Would that work?

    Have a fantastic week!


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  • Mike L.Mike L. ✭✭

    As a work around would you be able to create a report that shows all of the data in your source sheet?  The report can be sorted and will always open with your pre-defined sort order. You can still edit data in the report (view). However, if you want to insert new rows & columns or forumlas you need to edit the sheet. 

  • Mike WildayMike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree with Mike and Andree. Reports will allow you to pull the data from the main sheet and display in a sorted format. Edits made to the report are immediately reflected on the main sheet. You can't, however, edit cells that contain formulas in a report. 

    Let us know if you that worked for you and if you got it working! 

  • Not really going to work as the notification of an item that has arrived or needs updating etc is in the main register and is where it should be. I would have thought this would have been a simple tool that would have been built. To sort on open based on the sheets settings.

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