Automatically update form link when creating new folders

Devan Hutchens
Devan Hutchens ✭✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

Hello All!

I have a folder template that has a sheet with task tracking.  I have forms for entering certain tasks, Internal, External, and SCRUM tasks.  Currently, I have a link to the form on a dashboard, however, the link is static and does not change when I copy the folder template and make a new project.  Is there a way to automatically link the form URL when copying a folder structure? 

Thanks for the assistance!


  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi Devan,

    Form URLs are unique to each specific form, so when you copy a folder with a Dashboard, the URL in the dashboard is copied letter-for-letter. This means it still references the original form instead of a new sheet's form in the new folder, which has a different URL (as you have found out). You will need to update the dashboard manually at this time to have the correct, new form referenced. 

    When you have a moment, please Submit a Product Enhancement Request to have Dashboards reference forms from a sheet in a way that allows the references to update when the folder is copied.