How to get a sum total of columns with names into another sheet with a different name?

I would like to know how to get a sum of columns with heading in a row from sheet A to be populated in a column in Sheet B when a status has been changed


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Bobby1

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Not sure I follow.

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help.

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • Bobby1
    Bobby1 ✭✭✭✭

    @Andrée Starå

    sandbox FA TRACKER

     -When the status in brown column ( Approve response to (IMT)) is changed to (approved) it will trigger an automation that will populate the matching color columns information from the sandbox FA TRACKER   spreadsheet to the sandbox Event Requests spreadsheet.

    ·      Sandbox fa tracker column (oha) branch will change sandbox event request to (vaccination)

    ·      Sandbox fa tracker light green columns requested 2 rn 3cna to be populated in the sandbox Event Requests green column ( item requested)

  • Jeff Reisman
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    I see what you're trying to do - you basically want a summary of resources requested for each health care provider. While technically what you want in your Sheet B is possible, it would involve a very long and very messy sequence of IFs, INDEX/MATCH, and JOIN functions.

    Might I suggest an alternate organizational method for Sheet B?

    What I might be inclined to do would be to create Child rows under each provider, one child row for each type of requested resource. Then it's just a handful of INDEX/MATCH formulas that can easily be copied down through all the child rows.

    Use the "Reference Another Sheet" link that comes up as you build your index/match formula, in order to create the references back to the columns you need in Sheet A:

    =INDEX({Sheet A Pharm tech Req Column}, MATCH(PARENT(Requester@row), {Sheet A Requestor Column}, 0))

    Once you create your INDEX/MATCH for each resource type in one set of child rows, you can just copy them into the next set of child rows, and they'll work for the next health care provider.


    Jeff Reisman

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