Importing from Excel to Show Changes from Prior Import

I have an Excel spreadsheet that I need to import into Smartsheet. The Excel sheet is generated every couple weeks, which means some of the data may change from version to version. Once I create the initial Smartsheet sheet, is there a way to only re-import the data that's changed, or do I need to create a new Smartsheet sheet every time I have an updated Excel report?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Bobbi,

    A solution that would be perfect for this use-case is the premium add-on, Data Uploader. Is that an option?

    More info: 

    Would that work?

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic week!


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    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Is Data Uploader the same thing as Data Shuttle? Is there a way to import an excel file to update an existing Smartsheet without using Data Uploader or Data Shuttle? Thanks! Susan

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @SHOOD

    Yes, Data Shuttle is the updated version of Data Uploader; this is a slightly older post so there have been changes to this app. Data Shuttle can now automatically Upload and Offload data, which is why the name changed.

    In regards to importing Excel files, the core Smartsheet application will import an Excel file as a new Smartsheet Sheet (see: Import Files to Create New Sheets). Otherwise you can copy/paste information from one file to the other (see: Tips for Using Copy and Paste).