Forms & Copying columns


Can I trigger a sheet to insert a line item into another sheet if certain criteria are met when a form is submitted and creates a line item in the initial sheet? For example, I have an incident log sheet that is populated with line items from a form. That log has an incident classification column. If an incident is classified as a tier 2, 3, or 4, I would like that to trigger just the incident column from the incident log to populate a new line item in the Corrective Actions Tracker sheet. However, the two sheets have very different formatting and column properties, so I cannot simply use the copy rows automation.

Is what I am asking for possible? If not, has anyone found a workaround for this?


  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You would need to use the Copy Row automation and then hide the extra rows added by the automation.

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Sidonia Posteuca

    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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