Copy some cells from multiple sheets into one sheet

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I have two sheets that have several coulumns in each. I only need to copy the first three columns from each of the two sheets which are the same name into a the 3rd sheet. I would like to automate this when a check box is clicked the data is copied over. What would be the best way to accomplish this?

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  • Kerry St. Thomas
    Kerry St. Thomas ✭✭✭✭✭
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    This is one of those situations when after all the folding, spindling, and mutilating I have tried using Move Row & Copy Row automations, the solution is shockingly simple. It's just associated with money. A premium app - Data Shuttle - is by far the most scalable method. You can create Data Shuttle automations to offload data from the source sheets, and then to upload just the three columns you require. Data Shuttle does generally run on a schedule, though, so you'd not necessarily have an on-demand trigger by just checking a box.

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi,

    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 day!

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    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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