How do I force Contact List to display emails (not names)

gwson ✭✭✭✭✭

I have a Contact List column with emails and some appear with first and last names. Some are displayed as emails. When I overwrite them with just emails, the data shuttle overwrites them to names again. How do I make sure they stay as emails in a contact list?

The reason I would like them to display as emails is that I would like to copy and paste them later on to listservs etc, but still be able to use smartsheet automation to addressable emails for updates etc. Otherwise, I would keep the column as a text column.

Thanks for anything you may share.


  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @gwson

    What I would personally do here is map the emails to a Text column, as you noted. Then I would use a Column Formula to populate the Contact Column so I could use it for updates/alerts, etc.

    You could Hide the Contacts Column if you don't want a duplicate column in your sheet. Would that work for you?