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  • It would be very useful to be able to group columns so that we can hide groups of columns rather than hide selection but only unhide all. Each year my organisation needs to add another 8 columns to a master sheet and it's near impossible to navigate to input data. Each year it will become more difficult. I am trying to convince my organisation to invest more into Smartsheet use within the company but this lack of basic features makes that argument much more difficult.

    I see many people in the community bring this up again and again but so far haven't seen any development of this feature. Please can I get an update on if this feature is still being reviewed to be added or if the idea has been canned?

    Thanks

  • Here's the specific functionality I would like:

    • The addition of a "Column Filters" dropdown next to the "Filters" dropdown
    • The ability to create a filter names
    • Buttons next to each column name for Visible, Off, and View-only, where the cell is greyed slightly and non-editable
    • Drag and drop re-ordering of filter names in the list (this would be nice for row filters also)

    I don't necessarily think a parent-child structure for columns would be necessary as summary columns would be easy to create and allow for more flexibility for summary formulas.

    Thank you,

    Mike

  • RobH
    RobH ✭✭

    The ability to group columns so that Hide/Unhide could be applied by group and groups could be expanded and collapsed as needed would be helpful.

  • jessica@phoenix
    jessica@phoenix ✭✭✭
    edited 12/01/23

    It would be great to be able to group columns... for various reasons.

    One major one for me would be for hiding & unhiding info.

    Similar to the way you can click the filter button once to filter versus unfiltered, it would be nice to be able to "Hide Column Group" or "Unhide Column Group"... this is something that would come in handy for quick data entry on sheets that are used by multiple people but controlled & kept clean by one or two individuals.

  • NickStaffordPM
    NickStaffordPM ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 12/04/23

    This would really us out in our business as well, good suggestion!

  • Definitely agree with this -- functionality I use in Sheets/Excel regularly that would be helpful for larger Smartsheets.

  • Nick Wilson
    Nick Wilson ✭✭✭

    I would love to see this smartsheets. Would make it much easier to navigate and work on large sheets.