We are attempting to make a column from 1 sheet auto fill onto a second sheet and add new rows


We are making a database. We made a sheet for this (AllJobs3) and are attempting to have this sheet pull the Primary Column from a master sheet (All41). We only want the primary column as the database doesn't require all fields. We have been messing with INDEX(COLLECT), INDEX(MATCH), & VLOOKUP but we cannot seem to get it to work.

We need the database to pull the primary column (Job Number) and then we are using formulas to pull the rest of the relevant columns from the master sheet. The issue that we have is we need it to create new rows as we add new lines. Is there a formula to pull (Job Number) from the master sheet each time there is a new one added. Any help would be appreciated.

Essentially we need (AllJobs3) Primary column to equal (All41) Primary Column and it to generate new rows as we add them.


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @William Doyle

    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.

    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.

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic weekend!


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