How to copy a row (using automation) to another sheet but NOT copy the children for that row

Jeana
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Hi, I'd like to use automation to copy a row to another sheet but NOT copy over the children for that row. Is this possible?

I currently use another automation in the destination sheet to move the Children (if Indent level is 3, move to another sheet) to a JUNK sheet that I clean up now and then. There's got to be a simpler way to just move a row to another sheet without the children for that row?

Any ideas?

Thanks

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Jeana

    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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