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Copying/Moving attachments to other rows

Loann McGee
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edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2015 Posts

Good afternoon,

I'm not aware of a current way to do this, so I'm wondering if it's on the dashboard for enhancements.

In our use, we find ourselves needing to attach/copy the same documents from one line to another and currently the only way I see to do it is to download the attachment and then upload to the new row (it's also in a different sheet).

Having a "Copy to another sheet/row" option for attachments would be wonderful!





  • Ajay Jindal
    edited 06/24/15

    You can copy a row to another sheet including its attachments and discussions. (there is a checkbox you have to check to copy the attachmnent)  Hopefully, you can use this copied row in your other sheet.





  • Loann McGee
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    Indeed - but this is where we need a new row, as the data will differ in the cells, but to attach some of the same documents from another row and often times from another sheet.

    Thanks, Ajay!

  • Agree, would be nice to be able to copy attachments to new rows. Often we need to combine attachments from multiple rows into one row, only way to do this is download the attachment and re-attach.

  • Has there been any response from Smartsheet on this? It's really annoying. The "workaround" is clunky and wastes time.

  • Has there been any updates to this topic?

  • Add my vote to being able to move/ copy attachments to other rows. Just copying or moving the row doesn't do it. Often I want to delete one row and add its attachments to a parent row above it. Only way is to download to my desktop and re-attach - no good!

  • Tamara Okoti
    edited 06/14/17

    I am finding an increasing need to see this occur as well. Many times I attach items to my sheets via outlook, and once attached, I discover the need to move the attachment to a different line within the sheet, multiple different lines, or to a different sheet. Re-uploading is a redundant step that could be easily eliminated.

  • ker9
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    Add my vote, I would like this option, too.  Copy an attachment from one row to another row in the same sheet.   Need to be able to take one approval of the attachment and send it up the chain using update requests.  Need the doc to appear on each row needing approval.  As it moves up the chain, it may need revisions, so we retain each approved version until completion.

  • I'd love to see the attachments overhauled. Not only can't you copy to an existing row, but I'm tired of filling my downloads folder up with Smartsheet attachments just to view them. I would like to view them first prior to downloading, if that's what I want to do. I'd also love to see attachments integration that works with Zapier (e.g. new row on Smartsheet creates new Trello card that includes attachment uploaded on Smartsheet).


  • Please add my vote for this feature!

  • Please add my vote. 


  • Another vote for this badly needed update

  • tylermh
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    Please add my vote!

  • It would be great if there were an option to add the same attachment to multiple rows at the same time. Maybe within the attachment upload for the whole sheet it would give an option to select specific rows if needed

  • Adding my vote as well - this would be an extremely useful feature. 

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