Making automatic links between sheets

Hi there, here is the workflow:

  1. User enters data into a form (done).
  2. Form populates a sheet called Master_sheet (done).
  3. One of the entries of the form is a dropdown, lefts say for example: Dog, Fish and Cat
  4. There is an sheet called Dog.
  5. If the person who completes the form chooses the Dog option, the some new entries in the Master_sheet must be automatically duplicated and linked to the corresponding values in the Dog sheet.
  6. Not all the values in the Master-sheet should be linked, only some. Later some values in the Dog sheet will be linked to the Master_sheet (but this can be done manually).

I am not sure how mush automation of links are possible? If the new sheet Dog can also be created automatically, that would even be better.

Thanks for the input!




  • Ryan Kramer
    Ryan Kramer ✭✭✭✭✭


    I'm a cofounder of and we build things like this all the time.

    Simple solution is do a VLOOKUP on your master sheet for <Animal> - <URL> and then you have the link.

    After that, add a workflow to add an entry wherever you need it to be.

    I think this will put you in a good spot.


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Marius Myburg

    Part 5, 6. We could set this up with cross-sheet formulas and VLOOKUP or INDEX/MATCH.

    We can create the sheets automatically with the help of a 3rd party service or the Smartsheet API.

    Is that an option?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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