Adding a system generated column to a row report?


Can you actually add a system generated column to a row report?

I have a system generated column to track when new rows are added to a sheet but I want to post that to a dashboard as part of a row report and it won't let me choose that column. I don't see any documentation that says it is not available to do this but I suspect I cannot.

If this is not possible, is it on the roadmap?




  • Jeff Reisman
    Jeff Reisman ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    What are you seeing when you try to add the column?

    I was able to add them just fine:

    Remember that even if you rename a system column in your sheet, the system is going to know it by its default name when selecting for a report. I changed my "Created By" column name to "Added By", saved, refreshed, created a new report, and it was listed as "Created By":


    Jeff Reisman

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  • stdesmond


    That was what I was missing. I did not realize that the system remembers the default name not the custom name I gave it. Thank you so much. Problem solved.