Moving singular cell data into a sheet from a master sheet with autonomy?
I am sure this has been asked before, but I have scoured many forums and attempted many solutions but to no avail.
My issue: I have a sheet (let's call it master) that holds metadata. I also have another sheet (let's call it Department) that relies on a single piece of metadata from Master, but also requires the ability to edit Department unique column data. Without importing the entire row, and ultimately importing every column, I have not been able to bring over the ONLY cell that I need to feed the data into Department from Master.
Parameters: There are three parameters (P1, P2, P3) that need met for this single piece of data (UID) (from Master) to justify import into Department. If P1, P2, and P3 are all met, I need the UID to be autonomously recognized and imported into the Department sheet. The UID cells in the Department sheet feed the subsequent column's fields with the data via a VLOOKUP to the Master sheet and works perfectly.
Solutions I have tried: Creating a report based on both sheets, but the Master does not contain the unique Department columns so they now become uneditable in the report. I have tried a helper sheet for automation purposes where the Master sheet feeds the relevant rows to the feeder automation sheet but the row issue, as aforementioned, still persists on import into the Department sheet.
Notes: I realize that, probably, the simplest solution would be to establish an automation from Master -> Department of every new row created that meets my parameters and hide the unwanted columns, but for the purposes of reducing redundancy, I want ONLY the UID to be imported autonomously. I feel like I am constantly repeating myself in this post, so I apologize in advance. I am beyond flustered and confused with getting this to work without data mesh (since our org does not have the capabilities at this time). I am also about three months into SmartSheet learning and operation, and being the only one in the org that is responsible for sheet, report, and dashboard production, I need this done but am at a complete loss.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.