The Attachment data type is one of Spreadsheet.com's unique features, allowing users to add files directly in cells of their worksheets. Use attachments to add candidate resumes to your worksheet tracking applications, to share design documents and draft UI images in your team's mobile app project plan, or store investor presentations in your investor management workbook.
Before a file can be uploaded to a cell, that cell or column must be set to the Attachment data type. Once a cell is set to the Attachment data type, you can either drag and drop the file, paste the file, browse your computer to upload the file, or import a file from Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, or other links.
To Drag and Drop a File
Dragging and dropping files is one of the easiest methods to add files to cells. Users can navigate to a file on their computer, drag it to their open workbook, and drop it into the cell.
Pasting Files from the Clipboard
Files can also be copied from your device or online and pasted directly into Spreadsheet.com. First, copy the file you would like to add to a cell (please copy only one file at a time, or use the upload feature to add multiple files at once). Next, open the add an attachment menu in the desired cell by clicking on the attachment icon in that cell.
With the add attachment window open (example below), press Ctrl+V or your corresponding paste keyboard shortcut to paste in the copied file.
In the animation below, we locate the cell to paste a file into, go to our desktop to copy the file using keyboard shortcuts, paste the file back in our add attachment window again with keyboard shortcuts, and upload it into Spreadsheet.com.
Users can use the add attachment feature in Spreadsheet.com to browse their device for the desired file. To browse and upload a file, first, open the add an attachment menu in the desired cell by clicking on the attachment icon in that cell.
With the add attachment window open (example below), click the browse link or the My Device icon.
Clicking one of these options will open up a file explorer on your computer. From this window, you can navigate to the desired file or files and upload the file into your cell.
You can also import files from file hosting services like Dropbox and Google Drive. To import a file, first, open the add an attachment menu in the desired cell by clicking on the attachment icon in that cell.
With the add attachment window open (example below), select the icon of the corresponding service you would like to add your file from.
If this is your first time connecting the service to Spreadsheet.com, then follow the instructions to connect your account to the corresponding service (Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, or Dropbox) and allow Spreadsheet.com access.
Once the service is connected to Spreadsheet.com, navigate to the location of the files you wish to import, select the files for import, and import them. You can import one or more files into a cell and will have a chance to preview the files to check they were imported.
In the animation below, we use our connected Dropbox account to upload a building plan attachment.
Attachments are a great way to bring other relevant data and documents into Spreadsheet.com. You might also be interested in the Related Rows data type, which allows you to connect data across workbooks. Or check out our attachment articles to learn more about attachments, including how to view, rename, or remove attachments.