Formula changes when new form is submitted
I'm working on a project where metrics in my dashboard automatically change when a new form is summited. I've done this by having my metric use a sheet summary which includes a simple reference formula.
The problem is whenever a new form is submitted, the formula changes because a new row is created. I only want my formula to reference the first row that way when new data comes in, it will be referenced.
For instance my formula is: =[Assisting Carrier]1 which pulls the data from row one. However, when a new form comes in, my formula changes to =[Assisting Carrier]2 because a new row is added. Is there a way to keep my formula from changing?
Is there a way to get around this? Thank you!
Best Answer

You'll need to use a formula to pull in the latest information and reference that formula cell.
Insert a new column with the column type Auto number
At the bottom of your sheet (assuming you have a top entering form) insert the following formula into each column which will pull the most recent entered values.
=INDEX([Column Name]:[Column Name], MATCH(MAX([Row ID]:[Row ID]), [Row ID]:[Row ID], 0), 0)
Then you can reference that cell directly within your sheet summary.
Note: You will need to have a new value entered after inputting the formulas because it will become the highest value Row ID and that should be data and not the formulas.
Answers

You'll need to use a formula to pull in the latest information and reference that formula cell.
Insert a new column with the column type Auto number
At the bottom of your sheet (assuming you have a top entering form) insert the following formula into each column which will pull the most recent entered values.
=INDEX([Column Name]:[Column Name], MATCH(MAX([Row ID]:[Row ID]), [Row ID]:[Row ID], 0), 0)
Then you can reference that cell directly within your sheet summary.
Note: You will need to have a new value entered after inputting the formulas because it will become the highest value Row ID and that should be data and not the formulas.
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