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Saving smartsheet in Google Drive

Laura Noonan
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2015 Posts

I can't seem to figure out how to save my Smartsheets directly into Google Drive.  I have the Smartsheet Google app, and when I'm within Google Drive, it will allow me to create new Smartsheets directly from Google Drive, and then they appear in my Drive and shared folders.


However, our team already has several Smartsheets built out, and collaborators have the link to that sheet, etc., so I don't want to start from scratch.


I'm sure there is a way to do it, but I can't seem to figure out how to save my already existing Smartsheets and have them appear directly in Google Drive


Any help appreciated, thanks!





  • Jeremy Michels
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    Have you looked at linking the sheets to the drive? 

  • How would I do that? That might be what I'm trying to do.

  • JohnHinkle
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    According to this help center article, sheets can be created from Drive, but you cannot add existing sheets. You could always create a new sheet from within drive, then move all the rows from your existing sheet to your new sheet. 

  • It looks like we still cannot add existing sheets. This shouldn't be too hard, since each sheet has it's own permalink. Frown

  • Bill Switzer
    edited 03/13/17

    Bumpity bump bump?

    Any new developments on this front?

  • Hello all—


    Existing sheets can't be added to Google Drive but I've got your votes down for this on our enhancement request list for further consideration by our Integrations team.


    Currently, only new sheets can be created from Google Drive to forge the link.

  • Thanks for the update, Shaine.

  • I would definitely like to be able to save existing sheets to drive as we have multiple sheets created in Smartsheet (not from drive) and also because users with an account navigate from Smartsheets to wherever other users navigate from a project repository in drive to the files the need and that would include files created in smartsheets.

    It would enable us to stop using word and google sheets for actions lists and planning


  • +1 for adding shortcut to Gdrive.

  • Another +1 for adding shortcuts to Google Drive.

    We use drive to organize our project folders and people need to be able to easily find and open all files.  It would be far simpler if my people could simply click on an icon and be directed to the Smartsheet for the project.

    In addition, creating a Smartsheet from a company template in Google Drive would also be extremely helpful, as opposed to simply a blank sheet.

    Thank you

  • Another vote to PLEASE provide this backward compatibility to add existing SmartSheets to Google drive folders.

    This feature would make it easier to promote the use of SmartSheet, especially among Google Drive users. Without it, Smartsheets are hard to find for someone who doesn't use it regularly, and it defeats the benefits of accessibility and collaboration.

    The method of "just create a new sheet from drive and copy in the rows" is not a workable solution. You lose functionality, such as hierarchies and column names, and basically have to recreate the document row by row. (Because unfortunately, you can't import an existing MS Project or SmartSheet INTO a new sheet you just created). Plus, I've likely already distributed the link to my existing sheet, and now that link will change.



  • +1 for

    1. Saving existing Smartsheet links to G-Drive
    2. Create a new Smartsheet from G-Drive using a Template
    3. Adding all existing and new Google Drive App features to Google Team Drive.

    I'm managing multiple corporate Partners. We're attempting to set up file repositories for each of them, including Google Slides files, Google Docs files and Smartsheets. The inability to use existing SmartSheet templates and or link existing smartsheet to g-drive is limiting and pushing us to use Google Sheets, limiting our adoption for Smartsheets.




  • Another +1 for saving existing smartsheet links to Google Drive. What is the update on this feature? When would we expect to see this new feature added to Smartsheets?

  • I heavily rely on my Google Docs folder to keep all of my various documents organized, so this function would be of immense help to me as well. Please add it on your next enhancement. Thank you!

  • I'm not quite getting it:

    1. This feature seems like a "level 1" common sense option, since:

    • Smartsheet is claiming to be tightly integrated with the Google drive and
    • There is already an option to initiate a new smartsheet from the Google drive, so why can't I link my 'already-existing' smartsheet to the G-drive as well? What could possibly be the logic behind this limitation? I can share my smartsheets individually and create a shareable link - but NOT being able to link them to Google drive?

    2. So this option should have been there from the getgo (whenever smartsheet had released its first version). But it hasn't been. Well...fine, but..

    I see the first request on this thread being posted over 2 years ago. Two years! And it still is not available. 



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