How to reference entire column from another sheet

Hi, I'm new to smartsheet and i would like to know how can i reference an entire column from another sheet, no criteria needed.

I just want to return the data from sheet 1 column 1 to sheet 2 column 1, is there a simple way to achieve this?

I have tried to use =INDEX({SHEET 1 RANGE 1}, 1), it will only return data from the first row.

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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Calvin Saw

    I hope you're well and safe!

    You can do it in two ways.

    • Cell-linking, but that won't include new rows (if you need that)
    • 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.

    Would any of those options work/or help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

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  • Hi Andre, the INDEX function would help if I only knew how to use it to bring in an entire column of data.

    Most help articles explain how to use Index to bring individual cells.

  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @RCPrimary

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Do you have anything that we could use to MATCH the data between the sheets?

    If not, we could add an auto number column on the main one and then add the number manually on the others.

    Make sense?

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!

    Best,

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