"View Cell History" does not show actual name of person who created or edited cell.

I have an entry on one of my sheets that I didn't recognize. When I clicked on "View Cell History", it only indicated the date it was created and "Form User", instead of the actual name of the person who created the entry. How can this happen?


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @JKC

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You'd have to set the form settings, so the submitters must log in to submit the form, and then the name will be included.

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic weekend!


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  • Hi, I have a Smart sheet where I don't need to submit a form, but I still want to see the name of the person that edits the cell of the Smartsheet directly. Is this possible? Of course, I know we have the activity log, but I prefer to double-check each history cell and see the name of the person and not always the name of the one that created the smart sheet.

    Also in the activity log sometimes I have a person that has edited the SM but appears as only viewing. Why this is happening?

    Thank you,


  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Maria Dumitrica

    You could use the Modified By system column to log the person that last edited a row, or the Created By column for the person who created the row (which may not be the Owner).

    Otherwise, using the Cell History is what I would suggest!