How can I connect multiple sheets into 1 master sheet?

I have multiple sheets, each populated by their own form. I would like each sheet's columns imported into the master sheet and populate the same row. Is that possible?


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @brookedenevan

    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.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • Ok I made a column in the HR sheet called HR ID and the values are HRID1, I want all the columns in that sheet to go to the master sheet. Could you give me an example of what that would look like? I found the below formula but I can't seem to wrap my head around what goes in those () blocks.

    INDEX({ColumnWithTheValueYouWantToShow}; MATCH(CellThatHaveTheValueToMatch@row; 
    {ColumnWithTheValueToMatchAgainsTheCell}; 0))
  • Paul Newcome
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    Have you looked into creating a row report or a copy row automation?

    Will the name be entered in the Master sheet first?

    Is it possible to have the same name in both the HR and the Supervisor sheet?

    The challenge with using the unique ID and INDEX/MATCH is that you would need to manually enter the unique ID into the Master sheet to give it something to match on.

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