Question

Zapier Resets Excel Column Width When Adding New Row

  • 12 February 2024
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My Zap adds a new row to an excel spreadsheet in OneDrive each time a submission is received in Gravity Forms.

The zap works as expected except that it resets the width of the columns in my spreadsheet every time it adds a row.

Viewers of the spreadsheet are unable to see the data because the columns are too narrow. Submissions come in often, so they constantly have to resize the columns while using the spreadsheet.

Is there a way to configure the Zap or the Excel spreadsheet to prevent the column width from being reset?

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create a Zap that adds a row to an Excel Spreadsheet in OneDrive.
  2. Resize the columns of the spreadsheet manually.
  3. Run the Zap. The width of the columns will be reset.

A similar bug was reported in this thread:

 


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Userlevel 7
Badge +14

Hi @darrian 

One possible workaround is to use a different app:

My team needs the form submissions in Excel.

Userlevel 7
Badge +6

Hi @darrian,

I’m jumping in to see if I can help!

Upon checking our internal notes, this should be due to Microsoft Excel settings called Autofit Column Widths on Update. Can you please check that?

I'll be keeping an eye out for your response!

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