Grid, Gantt, Card, and Calendar Views

Views in Smartsheet allow you to see and work with your data in different ways. You can choose between: 

  • Grid View—Displays data in a spreadsheet format.
  • Gantt View—Displays data in a spreadsheet on the left and a Gantt chart on the right.
  • Card View—Displays data in cards organized in lanes.
  • Calendar View—Displays tasks that that are date driven as events in a week or month calendar.

To switch between these views, use the Views buttons in the left toolbar. 

If you don’t see the left toolbar, it may be hidden. You can unhide it by clicking the arrow in the lower-left corner of the sheet.


Grid View

Switch to Grid View to work with your data in a spreadsheet. In Grid View, you can quickly add, move, or update the columns and rows in your sheet (note that you must be a Licensed user with Admin permissions to a sheet to add, remove, or change its columns). Check out our article on Inserting and Deleting Rows for more information.

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Use Grid View (as well as Gantt View) to add formulas to your sheet to calculate values. Details on this process are available in the Create and Edit Formulas in Smartsheet article.


Gantt View

With Gantt View, you can see information in the grid on the left and a corresponding Gantt chart on the right. To use Gantt View, you’ll need at least two date columns in your sheet or report. Check out our Column Types article for more information on Date type columns.

gantt view

Gantt charts are a staple project management resource for visually tracking the duration of and relationships between tasks in a project. Check out the Help Center article on Working with Gantt Charts for more information.


Card View

Card View displays your data in a Kanban board (typically used in agile project management). Learn more about Card View in our article on Using Card View to Visualize Your Project.

card view

NOTE: You must have at least one dropdown list column in your sheet to use Card View. The values in the dropdown list become the headers in Card View (called lanes). For more information on using dropdown lists, check out our article on Column Types.


Calendar View

Use Calendar View to get a sense of the number of concurrent tasks you have per day in your project and to identify tasks that overlap across weeks or months. You can view any sheet or report with at least one date column in Calendar View. Check out our Column Types article for more information on Date type columns.

calendar view

Learn more in the Help Center article on Working with Calendars.