End users able to create their own filters on sheets in WorkApps?

Julia C Peterson
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edited 06/14/22 in Add Ons and Integrations

I was just trying workapps for the first time and it appears to me that unless you are the admin/owner of the workapp, you can't create a new filter while viewing a sheet in workapps. This makes workapps useless for so many scenarios.

Is this the case? It blows my mind that they would design it this way. I feel like no matter the project/function/industry, no matter what people need to be able to filter any spreadsheet they are looking at. If they can't they will just use excel instead

I know you can create shared filters as an admin but it would be time consuming and it would still never allow someone to look up a specific row on their own. grrr....😫



  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Julia C Peterson

    If you've added the sheet to the Workapp as a Smartsheet Item, then no, there currently isn't a way for your users to create filters within the Workapp directly. You would need to set up Shared filters ahead of time to give them options to choose from.

    That said, you can add a Published version of your sheet to the Workapp as a Web content link, which would allow your users to create filters as-needed on the Published version. See: Publish a Sheet, Report, or Dashboard

    Please provide your feedback to the Product team through this form, here.