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Filter columns in a reminder

ruiovaz ✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts



It would be good to filter columns in a reminder as well as in an update request.


Is there a way to do this?






  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 03/17/17

    +1 Not at this time. It is a much-requested feature. One of our sheets sends the entire row from a master spreadsheet with over 40 columns! This makes the email width extend beyond the borders of the page... and messes with Gmail's representation requiring us to scroll WAY to the right to see the data we were looking for. Allowing us to select columns to send in the reminder or notification would be EXCEPTIONAL. Add a vote for me too! 

  • ruiovaz
    ruiovaz ✭✭

    Thanks Mike!

    Can someone add 2 votes for this please?...:)


  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 03/23/17

    Check out the NEW Advanced Notifications feature, You are able to include an email, and show/filter specific columns in the notification. Plus you can now set up specific notifications based on multiple criteria. See here for more: https://community.smartsheet.com/announcement/advanced-notifications-stay-top-important-changes

  • ruiovaz
    ruiovaz ✭✭

    Thanks again Mike!


    I saw the update. Don't you think the "reminder" concept is loosing ground?

    I mean, what's the difference now beetween "notification" and "reminder"? This can cause a little missunderstanding.

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭



    Notifications are change driven.

    Reminders are date driven.


    Even for date columns, there is a definite nuance there.

    Notify me when the date changes vs Remind me when the date is approaching.




  • Mike Wilday
    Mike Wilday ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep. J. Craig is accurate one is based on date columns in your sheet... and sending notifications based on those dates, and the other is based on something changing in your sheet. 

  • ruiovaz
    ruiovaz ✭✭

    Thanks Craig and Mike


    Okay. It's true. But having now the possibility of having a notification by a change of column and to adress a notification to a contact given by a value in a cell, with a simple formula I can simulate a reminder. Plus I have the possibility of filtering columns to go with the notification email wich was my first goal...

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