Copying Rows without Copying All the Columns


Hi There,

I have a Master Work Log (sheet) that I use to log all the work we do, I need a small sub-set of this information (based on status) to automatically copy to another sheet to be worked on separately. When I create an Automated Workflow to copy the rows, it creates columns I do not want in the new sheet.

How can I get information from the Master Work Log to copy to another sheet based on Status and only give me specific column information, not copy it all the columns over?


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Jonna Critchley

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You could use cross-sheet formulas combined with either a VLOOKUP or INDEX/MATCH structure to connect the sheets, and when you update the source sheet, it will reflect on the destination sheet.

    Another option would be to use so-called helper sheets. In short, copy the row to a helper sheet and then use my method described previously to get the values you need to another helper sheet and then copy/move the row from that sheet to the main destination sheet.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • Jonna Critchley

    @Andrée Starå

    Hi There! All is well, thank you! I hope you too are staying safe and having a great week 😊

    Your first option sounds the easiest, but unfortunately, I have no experience with VLOOKUP. I tried INDEX/MATCH and I'm not sure I understand it full enough to apply it here.

    Specifically from the Master Sheet, I'm looking to copy Rows that I change to status "Submit for Approval to Comment" to the Submission Sheet. I only need Column A, Column B and Column C information to copy over. I don't have any matching information in the Submission Sheet, it's just a blank sheet with other columns that will fill in over time.

    Would there be an easy formula you could give me to plug and play?

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