Populating the Parent Row from Another Sheet


I have a spreadsheet that contains all of the inventory information for a lot of products. These products are broken down into categories. For example, shoes (a parent row) would have the child rows of sneakers, heels, slippers. I am receiving orders from products onto another spreadsheet via a form. From the form, I am provided with the specific item someone has ordered (for example, heels) and I need to populate the parent row (shoes) into another column.

I have been able to use the match function to pull the row number that the item is on, but I can't seem to figure out how to pull in the parent row information...



  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @thackert

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Parent doesn't work with cross-sheet formulas, so you have to add a so-called helper sheet that references the parent on each row, and then you can collect the information.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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