Copy a certain columns to a new sheet as new rows are submitted


I have a master sheet that contains information submitted via a form. I am wanting to have a new sheet that contains only certain columns of information that populate as the data on the master sheet is entered. I only need specific columns of information, not every column in the row on the master sheet. Any ideas on how to do this?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @OORF

    I hope you're well and safe!

    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.

    To connect them row by row, you'd use an Autonumber Column in the Source sheet and add a so-called helper column to manually add the row id on as many rows as you think you need in the Destination sheet.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • OORF
    OORF ✭✭✭

    Hi @Andrée Starå

    Thank you for your response, I have looked into these ideas.

    Would a VLOOKUP or INDEX work for taking a whole column when I don't know the length of it (i.e. new rows are added in the source sheet)? I just want to import the whole column with updates but not sure how to set up the formula.

    For example, in my master sheet 'Master Sheet' I have columns 'Date/Time', 'Name', 'Location', 'Duration', 'ID' and in my new sheet I just want the 'Date/Time' and 'Name' columns to populate when a submission is made to 'Master Sheet'. I am not sure how to set up the formula to reflect that.