Applies to

  • Pro
  • Business
  • Enterprise


Who can use this capability

Owners and Admins can create workspaces.

Use workspaces and the Solution Panel

Find items in your workspaces with the Solution Panel.


  • Pro
  • Business
  • Enterprise


Owners and Admins can create workspaces.

Think of workspaces as shared storage where you can:

  • Organize different Smartsheet items — folders, sheets, reports, and dashboards — so all shared users can easily find them
  • Share the workspace to selected collaborators once. You don’t have to share each Smartsheet item, but you still can if you need different permission levels. For example, you may need to create a workspace for each client or each department in your organization.

Work with the Solution Panel

When you open an item in a workspace, the Solution Panel appears at the left navigation bar.  

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gif showing the solution panel in the workspace

In the Solution Panel, you can:

  • Create new items.
  • Rename your items or your workspace.
  • Favorite or remove items.
  • Share your workspace.
  • Select Open in browse to access attachments, comments, and other workspace-wide features.
  • Select the Solution Panel button to collapse the Solution Panel.
  • Right-click items to take extra actions.

If an item isn't in a workspace, the Solution Panel doesn't appear.

Things to know

  • Leave the panel open to directly access it next time you visit that workspace. Each item has its own state on whether the panel opens or closes when you close the item.
  • Hover over the panel's right edge and drag it to make it narrower or wider.
  • Save and refresh the page to see your changes you make.
  • Navigating to a workspace through a direct URL sends you to a landing page for the workspace itself. 
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