Allow user to edit content from a form

Each week, we have a status form that our user base enters. When they click submit, an email with a copy of their submission is sent to them.

Is there a way to add a link to that email so they can EDIT the form they submitted?

(Google forms does this...allows a user to edit their answers after they submitted.)



  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @fani

    No, currently Smartsheet forms don't allow for edits after the submission has been made. However you could send out Update Requests for users to edit rows, see: Update Requests

    Another alternative would be to have the Form Submission provide a hyperlink to a sheet they're shared to so they could edit it (or a Report in a WorkApp so they don't need to be shared).



  • I used the Request an Update automation method.

    My automation runs "When a row is added" with field "Primary Column" value changes to "Anything"

    Request an Update (send to contacts in cell: SubmittedBy)

    Message body: used to inform the requester the purpose of the message is to allow them to update their original submission.

    Configuration requirements:

    SubmittedBy column is a "Created By" column type. (You label any value you want. I'm using SubmitedBy here for example)

    Form Settings --> Security --> Require Smartsheet login to access this form