Copy INDEX formula down for the rest of the column


Hi all,

I want to autopopulate the first column of sheet B with the data from the first column in Sheet A

I got it to a point with using the INDEX formula to reference, but now I cannot drag the formula down to apply this for the entire column.

This is for row 1 "=INDEX({Sheet A MUR TN}, 1, 1)"

I think I am missing something very stupid here, but I just can't figure it out...




  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Raul,

    You’ll need to either use a VLOOKUP or a combination of INDEX/MATCH.

    Also, you need something unique To match the rows together.

    It can be as simple as adding an auto-number column on the source sheet and adding the same on the destination sheet or adding them manually.

    The VLOOKUP would look something like this.

    =VLOOKUP([Destination Sheet Column]@row; {Source Sheet Range}; 2; 0)

    =VLOOKUP([Column with the value to match against]@row; {Source sheet range where the first column in the range has to contain the value we want to match}; 2 <This number we use to select the column from where we want to get the value, and from the starting column; 0<Indicates that we want to find an exact match)



    • search_value—The value to search for, which must be in the first column of lookup_table.
    • lookup_table—The cell range in which to search, containing both the search_value (in the leftmost column) and the return value.
    • column_num—A number representing the column position (in lookup_table) of the value to return, with the leftmost column of lookup_table at position 1.
    • match_type—[optional] The default is true. Specifies whether to find an exact match (false) or an approximate match (true).

    Make sense?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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