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Increase sheet row and column limits


Hi Guys,

What is the possibility to increase the row (20 000) and column capacity? I'm working for a company that headcount surpasses the 20 000 mark which makes it extremely difficult to utilize smartsheets, which we really want to do. This would truly make a huge difference in building a database etc.

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Supporting solutions that scale is a core premise of why we are rearchitecting our views from the ground up. Scale and performance improvements are a critical feature of the new table view which will first be released as part of the Early Adopter’s Program in coming months!



  • Andrée Starå
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    edited 08/01/23

    Hi @Patricia Pereira

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Have you explored using the Premium App, Data Shuttle / Data Table?

    Is that an option?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic weekend!


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  • Bruce Case
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    Thanks Bob. I was not able to make it to ENGAGE this year (first one missed), so this sounds great and I look forward to seeing more information. Question, would this include an increase in cell linking (currently at 100K)? But of course, if the size of the sheet increases and the response time is not negatively impacted, then perhaps I would not need to break up my data into multiple sheets and link it back together. 🤓

  • Darla Brown
    Darla Brown Overachievers

    My thoughts on this enhancement? My whole Billing and Credit Department would host a huge celebration in your honor! :) Maybe even with a parade on Broadway in Nashville.....we know a few people. heehee

    In all seriousness, this would be the biggest pain reliever for many of my projects! Please release sooner than later.

    Darla Brown

    What you meditate on, you empower!

    Overachiever - Core Product Certified - Mobilizer - EAP

  • Bob Fraser
    Bob Fraser Employee

    Yes! Cell links are going to increase to match the cells on the sheet - 5m cells, 5m cell links.

    I should also point out today that the limit is actually 500k, not 100k - we boosted it again a few months ago!

  • Bruce Case
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    I am still seeing this error message. It would be nice if we, as the user, could see/monitor the number of cross-sheet references, prior to reaching the limit and getting the error.

  • christopher1125

    Those limits would be amazing and would work. Do we have a timeline of implementation in 2024?

  • Andy Lorance
    Andy Lorance ✭✭✭✭

    Hi, Bob -

    The proposed increases sound fantastic. I presume Smartsheet is increasing processing power to accommodate on the back-end? We have experienced issues with larger sheets when workflow automation, associated reports from the sheet and premium app (DataShuttle as source, DataMesh, DynamicView and WorkApp) are all involved. I can echo the pain it sounds like others on this thread express with our current state (large data source divided into multiple DataShuttles/target sheets to be then brought back together in a report). I am really looking forward to EAP access so we can take this for a spin...