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I'm looking for a way to present attachments when placing a report widget on a dashboard. It looks as if this column is not presented although it is on the source report. Anyone with a suggestion on how to do that?

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Andree_Stara

Hi,

Unfortunately, it's not possible at the moment, but it's a great idea!

Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

As a workaround, you could use the web content widget feature to embed the sheet and that will show the attachment column.

https://help.smartsheet.com/articles/2477606-web-content-widget

Would that work?

Have a fantastic weekend!

Best,

Andrée Starå

Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

Just yesterday someone approached me about accessing row comments and attachments through a report that was on a dashboard.

 

Initially I used a web content widget, but they didn't like the looks of that. I ended up just making the interaction with the report widget take you to the source report. From there they had access to the row comments and attachments.

I do the same as Paul.  It's the only workaround I could come up with. 

1) Most team members are fine clicking through to the source to access the attachments. smiley

2) One team member is totally confused when he mouses over a report without any specific goal in mind. Then he clicks on it and is lost.   indecision

3) A few team members can't remember that they have to click on the report to access the attachments.  They just email everyone that there are no attachments.  sad

Thanks everyone for the comments. 

From what I see, I can only use a web content widget if the sheet (or the report) is published and I can't publish them (company regulations...). Please let me know if I got it wrong.

I am well aware of the ability to set the interaction, but I need most of the users to access the dashboard only as its a subset of the data on the source sheet intentionally. 

I'll aim to submit the enhancement request soon.

You are correct that a sheet has to be published to be used in a URL widget.