Autofill Contacts in a New Row

When creating a new row in my sheet, I want "Column A" to autofill the contact from the cell above it. "Column A" is always the same contact for the purposes of some reports and other sheets. If I can't autofill a new row's cell with the contact from above, is there a way to create a formula that always enters the same contact when creating a new row?

So, Row 1 is "Contact A", Row 2 is "Contact A" and so on. When creating Row 3 is there a way to have "Column A" autofill with "Contact A" ?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Cody,

    Yes, there are a few different ways to structure it.

    If you’re using parents/children, you could use something like

    =PARENT() to get the contact from the parent.

    You could reference another contact cell in the formula. Something like


    You can also include the email in the formula

    Try something like this.

    =IF(Primary@row <> ""; "")

    The same version but with the below changes for convenience.

    =IF(Primary@row <> "", "")

    Depending on your country/region, you'll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

    Would any of those options work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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