Creating a Lookup Sheet


Hello My Fellow Smartsheet Gurus,

Today I am in need of some advice. I have a rather larger sheet used to track requests. I have a separate sheet that allows user to type in the a lookup ID and it pulls all the relevant information into a page like view (see attachment) that is easily printable as it scrolls down vs. across. I am using crosssheet formulas to pull in this data. However this vlookup breaks whenever a column in the source sheet is moved and is a source of pain for me.

Is there another way I can build using datamesh for the same result?

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Katye Reed

    I hope you're well and safe!

    I'd recommend changing the VLOOKUP to an INDEX/MATCH combination instead if possible because then you won't need to worry about columns moving and similar.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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