How to insert/delete a row that is in between two rows that have links to another sheet?


I am working on a project with a "customer view" that links to the "master sheet". When a customer fills out information into their sheet, the information is linked/filled into the master sheet using the linking process. I am trying to figure out how to add a row in between or delete if necessary without changing the linking information. We have found that when inserting a new row, the information changes because the row for that specific item moves, in turn changing the link to the row below it.

Is there a better way of doing this? Trying to not have to add or delete a row from both the customer view sheet and the master sheet if possible. I have explored the parent/children cells, but haven't used it in the sheet yet in hopes there are other suggestions.

Thank you!


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @rwebster

    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.

    You'd use the Auto-number column in the Source sheet and then add a so-called Helper Column in the Destination sheet and manually add the same numbering for as many rows as you need.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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