Search Window Widget for Dashboard

We have a sheet that contains a list of applications, application manufacturers and will contain the link to where software packages for each package are stored in another program.

We're looking for a way to provide a keyword search window where the user could type in the application name or manufacturer and view search results from a dashboard view - is there a way to do this? I'm not finding an obvious solution from my searches.


  • Matt Johnson
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    Hi @Sheri Moore

    I too have had a few instances where a search box would've been useful. Unfortunately that's not an option at this time. However, I can share one of the work arounds that's worked for me in the past.

    This may sound silly, especially for experienced users, but for new users to Smartsheet it can be very helpful. I made a graphic in Power Point that said "To Search, click here and then Ctrl + F". I added that image to the dashboard and embedded a link into the image taking the user to a report that houses all the data, including the links to the external locations.

    The reason the "Ctrl + F" part was important was that initially I left it off and people were searching keywords in the search box which was searching all the sheets and reports they had access to.

    That's probably not the answer you were looking for but maybe it will help you with your own work around.

    Matt Johnson

    Sevan Technology

    Smartsheet Aligned Partner