Need help with formula to automatically fill in Contact List from another column

Hello,

I have the following columns and sheets and I just cannot seem to figure out how to do what I need.

  • Sheet 1 (Main Sheet)
    • Staff Listing (value is Text Full Name coming in from outside source)
    • All Staff (Contact List selector (assigned to))
  • Sheet 2 (reference Sheet)
    • Technician Name - Contains full name
    • Email Address - contains email address

I need to fill in the All Staff contact list automatically based on the Staff Listing value.


Any help would be very much appreciated.

Best Answer

  • Christopher Neal
    Answer ✓

    Got it!

    My problem was I was using an email address in the other column but it needed to be a contact list just like what I was trying to Match it to


    So I used:

    =VLOOKUP([Staff Listing]@row, {Reference Sheet}, 2, False)


    {Reference Sheet} I created a reference in the column with the Name and the contact lookup in the Directory sheet and column 2 was the contact list.

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Christopher Neal

    I hope you're well and safe!

    I'd be happy to take a quick look.

    Can you maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s)? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too, [email protected])

    Or, if you prefer, I'd be happy to share an example. 

    Please send me an email at [email protected], and I'll share it with you.

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

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  • Christopher Neal
    Answer ✓

    Got it!

    My problem was I was using an email address in the other column but it needed to be a contact list just like what I was trying to Match it to


    So I used:

    =VLOOKUP([Staff Listing]@row, {Reference Sheet}, 2, False)


    {Reference Sheet} I created a reference in the column with the Name and the contact lookup in the Directory sheet and column 2 was the contact list.

  • Andrée Starå
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    @Christopher Neal

    Excellent!

    Glad you got it working!

    SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: www.workbold.com | E: [email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me about help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or something else entirely.