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Opening Dashboard Hyperlinks in new tab.

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edited 12/09/19 in Using Smartsheet

The dashboards that I've created for out Project Management teams contain a report that lists all their active projects with a hyperlink to a project schedule (A different Smartsheet Grid). 

I've been asked if it is possible for them to open the schedules in a new tab rather than opening it up in the same tab/window, forcing them to hit the back button to get back to their dashboard.

We've designed the dashboard to be their main landing page where all of their workload can be accessed so it would very helpful to be able to access all that information contained in the dashboard without having to leave that page.

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  • I love it when a workaround comes together, .....smiley

    Thanks for the tip!  (apologies for my odd sense of humor)

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Haha!  I visualized the whole team. laugh

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • edited 07/09/19

    Doesn't this defeat the purpose of a dashboard? I am trying to use the dashboard many times throughout a process and the back button feature is inconvenient and if I just have to link everything to the browser then why even have a dashboard?

  • Mike WildayMike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Sarah, its just a matter of how to create the links. If you create those links to those sheets and reports using the URL instead of direct link to the smartsheet they will open in a new window and not over the dashboard page itself. To get the direct urls you can find them in the share window of each sheet or report. Its a simple workaround for adding these items. 

  • This still does not solve the original issue.  Links from a dashboard or report in smartsheet are dynamic and up to date.  

    I have a report that compiles a list of all active projects with links to their dashboards or specific sheets, but each click goes away from my dashboard.  To create a specific URL link would be very time consuming and would not be dynamic.  This is problematic when dealing with lists of links in the hundreds.  We need the ability to either right-click and open in new tab, or wheel click with the mouse, or hold control and click, or something to open in new tab. 

    The intent of our management dashboards are to help with navigation between projects, but right now it is not helpful.

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi,

    Great idea! That would be a great addition to Smartsheet features.

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    Hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    work-bold

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • Absolutely this. 

    URLs do not meet the needs

  • Using the URL works but only as a WORKAROUND. It takes away the dynamic functionality of a Dashboard...


    I would think that this would be a pretty easy to implement feature request...

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi everyone,

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment to have your vote added

    A New Way to Submit Your Feature Requests

    To make your Enhancement / Feature Request count, send in the form above because there isn’t a guarantee, it will be registered otherwise.

    Original Post: https://community.smartsheet.com/announcement/new-way-submit-your-feature-requests

    Hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic day!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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