Formula to move over one cell

Lauren Ford
Lauren Ford ✭✭
edited 01/26/23 in Formulas and Functions

Hi there!

It looks like there's not yet a solution to move over columns/selected data from one sheet and merge it into another. However, I was wondering if I could move over one cell from sheet 1, based on an update in Sheet 1, into a cell in Sheet 2.

Sheet 1. Approved Column is updated to "Yes, Approved..."

Sheet 1. Student ID# would copy over

Sheet 2. Student ID# from Sheet 1, would copy over to Student ID# column in Sheet 2.

I can create a match formula to bring over name and email. I just need to get the Student ID# from Sheet 1 to Sheet 2, but ONLY when the Approved Column from Sheet 1 is updated to "Yes"

Any advice?



  • Ryan Sides
    Ryan Sides ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Lauren Ford

    A couple of options:

    You need a "key" between each sheet that connects the data together if you want sheet 2 to be updated with data from sheet 1. Otherwise, how does sheet 2 know on which row to put the student id? If you have this "key" you can use INDEX/MATCH formula.

    If you're wanting it to just add a row at the bottom of sheet 2 that contains the student info, you could add an automation to sheet 1 to "copy a row" to sheet 2. This will bring over ALL columns from sheet 1 though. If you need them or not. You could just hide the ones you don't need.

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Lauren Ford

    I hope you're well and safe!

    To add to Ryan's excellent advice/answer.

    Another option

    You could use cross-sheet formulas combined with either a VLOOKUP or INDEX/MATCH structure to connect the sheets, and when you update the source sheet, it will reflect on the destination sheet.

    Another option would be to use so-called helper sheets. In short, copy the row to a helper sheet and then use my method described previously to get the values you need to another helper sheet and then copy/move the row from that sheet to the main destination sheet.

    I hope that helps!

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