How do I save a sheet I created

edited 06/14/22 in Add Ons and Integrations

How do I save a sheet (board file) that I created and then add it to my dashboard? I tried many times to add it, but it doesn't appear when I try to add a report.


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Betty

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too,

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Betty

    Sheets and Reports are two different types of Smartsheet items. The Report Widget is specific to the Report type of item.

    This means if you've created a Sheet (blue) it won't appear as an option to select in the Report Widget because it's not a Report (orange):

    You can either create a Report from your main source sheet, then add it to the Dashboard (see: Reports).

    Or, if your plan-type has this feature, you could publish your Sheet. This creates a unique URL that allows a viewer to see the sheet without being shared to it (see: Publish a Sheet, Report, or Dashboard).

    Then when you have that Published URL, you can use this as a Web Content Widget in your Dashboard (see: Using Web Content Widgets).

    Let me know if this makes sense or if we can clarify anything further! If you still need help, I agree with Andrée that it would be helpful to see screen captures (but please block out sensitive data).