Re-uploading of attachments through forms and document control

Hi, my team uses a smartsheet form as an internal review process and uploads the PDF through the form for review, it is then either accepted, or declined whereby the reviewer would attach the file with REVEWL1-DOCNAME through the form. The author can then download the PDF and action the modifications to the document based off the comments. When the author re-uploads the file, the list off attached files will be

DOCNAME (newest file)


DOCNAME (original upload)

My question is there some way of automating the upload new revision through the forms? I.E. they upload a file, you make your comments and when they re-upload the new updated version the form automatically updates to R2 as the file name is identical and deletes the line item of the original upload and removes the risk of that document being used? Alternatively you can manually delete the older versions, but this is a laborious manual task.



  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Hugh Searles

    I hope you're well and safe!

    If you upload the file with the same name to the Sheet or a specific row, it will automatically be added as a new version, but you can still see the old ones.

    I'd recommend using an Update Request instead if it's on a row, or you could maybe use the proofing feature if you have access to it.

    What do you think?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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