Specify source of entry on a sheet - Form vs Manual?


Hi all

I have a sheet in which rows can be added either by members of the team, or by external people, via a form. If a row is added by an external person, via the form, I would like to build an automation to alert me when that happens (I don't need to be alerted if it's from the team). Is it possible to have a system-generated column which records the source of the entry, so I can base a conditional alert automation upon that?


Best Answers

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hi @LisaB:-)

    I hope you're well and safe!

    The simplest way would be to add a so-called helper column (Form or Manual) and add it to the Form and set it as Default Value, Form. You can then hide the field.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    Did my post(s) help or answer your question or solve your problem? Please support the Community by marking it Insightful/Vote Up, Awesome, or/and as the accepted answer. It will make it easier for others to find a solution or help to answer!


    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

  • LisaB:-)
    LisaB:-) ✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Still in one piece, thank you Andrée, and I hope the same for you :-)

    That is a brilliant solution - thank you so much!