Method to limit attachment types?

Dan Snodgrass
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

I have a form that is designed for employees to submit news stories for our website to which they are also allowed to upload an image to accompany the story.  My problem is that, despite specific instructions NOT to do so, employees often provide their images embedded in Word docs, PPTX files, PDFs, even ZIPs.  I need them as JPGs or PNGs.

Is there a way to limit the allowed upload to specific file types?

Comments

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Dan,

    Unfortunately, as far as I know, it's not possible at the moment to limit against filetypes, but it's a great idea!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    Hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic day!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

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  • Hello,

    I have a similar situation. I would like to limit the filename extensions of the uploaded files to .npg and .mp4. Any updates on this particular enhancement request?

    Thank you for your time and support.

    Lorenia

  • Paul Newcome
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    I cannot think of any way to do this within Smartsheet itself, but there may be a way through the API or a 3rd party app such as Zapier. Feel free to use @Andrée Starå's link above to Submit a Product Enhancement Request when you are able.

    thinkspi.com

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Lorenia,

    @Lorenia Misiaszek

    To add to Pauls excellent answer.

    You could also add a checkbox or similar that indicates the type the user attached or that they acknowledge that they've added the correct type.

    Make sense?

    Would that help/work?

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic week!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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