There are columns I deleted that keep reappearing. do you know how or why that is? Shouldn't they be deleted indefinately after I hit delete and not keep reppearing especially when I hit unhide all columns? 

Also, I've been trying to move columns around on our onboarding tracker. After I hit save, later they end up shifting and moving around elsewhere and not where I put them. Do you know how or why that is? Shouldn't they stay put after I move them and save? Im the admin of the sheet so I don't know how or why thats happening.


  • Others shouldn't be able to move it around if they are designated as admin correct?

  • Paul Newcome
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    Are you able to view the Activity Log to see if there is any indication?

  • do you know what I would be looking for in the activity log to indicate? I double checked with the team and they said none of them are able to move the columns and I believe as the admin I'm the only one that can.

  • Mike Wilday
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    I see a couple of things that could be creating those columns after deletion. But its probably the first.

    1. Moving or copying rows from another sheet containing those columns would cause those same columns to be recreated in your destination sheet. When moving or copying rows from one sheet to another you need to be aware that the columns must match or smartsheet will create them.
    2. Form responses? Could a form response be creating that data. It seems like a form input could cause issues but I am not sure.