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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2016 Posts

Is there any way to create sections within reports that have their own column headings?


I want to combine two reports with mostly different fields into a single report to send to management.

Using the standard report layout, I end up with a bunch of blank cells and long narrow columns.

If there is no workaround for this, I guess my only option is to send two separate reports...





  • JohnHinkle
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    Data is added to columns in a report based on the columns in the sheet. If you want data to be combined neatly, then the column names and types will need to be identical across your sheets.


    A good practice is to create a custom template with your preferred sheet setup and have you and your users create new sheets from that template. 

  • Daniel Stein
    Daniel Stein Employee
    edited 04/04/16

    Hi JGL,

    Rolling up data for management, including across multiple reports, is one of the primary uses for Sights, which is a new add-on feature in Smartsheet. You could create a Sight with 2 report widgets as well as additional widgets with any notes or key metrics you'd like to share with management. You can find out more about Sights here: https://www.smartsheet.com/product-tour/sights

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