Index Match Copy email matching employee IDs


I need to fix my formula to copy an employee's email based on their Employee ID numbers matching. I have one sheet where the emails are stored I am abbreviating it as FN in the formula. and EID is employee ID. When I enter this I receive the "INVALID REF" error.

=INDEX({Personal Email FN}, MATCH([Employee ID]@row, {FN-EID}), 0)

I want to do this so I do not have to manually search and enter over 200 emails from one form to another.


  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Aimee Peyton-Greene

    Try moving the ,0 to inside the MATCH function instead of having it in the INDEX function:

    =INDEX({Personal Email FN}, MATCH([Employee ID]@row, {FN-EID}, 0))

    If this hasn't helped the Invalid Reference error means that there's something going on with your two references:

    {Personal Email FN}


    Check to make sure you've selected the correct range for each of these cross-sheet references.

    If you can confirm that they're looking at the right columns, then see if either of these columns house a cell that has a formula error. (Formula errors can act a bit like dominoes, so if {FN-EID} has one cell with a formula error, it's possible that this is being surfaced in this other formula as well).

    Let me know if any of this helped!



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