Active Directory For Drop down Selections



I have multiple tables that have the same drop down selections of suppliers. Our suppliers are dynamic and change frequently.

Is there a way, or is there a roadmap to potentially add, a single place to update data that will auto-populate all dropdowns using that data set across multiple sheets/forms?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Nick Suleiman

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Here's a possible workaround or workarounds

    • Premium App, Data Shuttle
    • Smartsheet API
    • 3rd-party solution

    Would any of those options work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • marc4
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    Data Shuttle works great for this. We have a sheet with the master list, create a Data Shuttle to offload the column as a csv to either Google Drive or as an attachment to a sheet.

    The you create another Data Shuttle to upload the csv to update the pulldown choices. You need one Data Shuttle for each sheet you want to update.

    If you don't want to pay for Data Shuttle and have access to some type of linux server, you can write a short script (perl, python, js, shell script) to run the API command

    curl{sheetId}/columns/{columnId} \
    -H "Authorization: Bearer ll352u9jujauoqz4gstvsae05" \
    -X PUT \
    -d '{"title": "New multi-select dropdown column", "index": 0, "type": "MULTI_PICKLIST", "options": ["One", "Two"]}'

    Where you have the list of suppliers in a file.