Cross sheet formulas


W e want to bring a Install Date into a sheet from another sheet IF the Job number in the first sheet matches the Job number in the second sheet.

I have used cross sheet references before and this is the formula we have used in the cell (hopefully to soon become a column formula)

In the first sheet, in Install Date Column cell we have typed

=IF([Job Number]@row = {Schedule 5 Range 1}, {Schedule 5 Range 2})

Schedule 5 Range 1 has highlighted the Job Number Column in the second sheet

Schedule 5 Range 2 has highlighted the Install Date Column in the second sheet

it comes up with #INVALID OPERATION

Any help would be great received as the alternative is cell linking....




  • Bassam Khalil
    Bassam Khalil ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 08/25/21

    Hi @Tracey Tume

    Hope you are fine, you can't use IF statement in your case you need to use Vlookup Or Index with Match, Collect Function.

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Tracey Tume

    I hope you're well and safe!

    I'd recommend using an INDEX/MATCH combination instead. (IF won't work)

    The formula structure for an INDEX/MATCH combination would look something like this.

    =INDEX({ColumnWithTheValueYouWantToShow}; MATCH(CellThatHaveTheValueToMatch@row;
    {ColumnWithTheValueToMatchAgainsTheCell}; 0))

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

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

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