Automatically linking different sheets to a master sheet?


Hi, I am trying to create a master sheet with information I need that pulls specific cell data from multiple different project sheets. I know I can use vlookup's and reference another sheet within them but I'm wondering if there is any way to create a template or workflow so that when a new project is added to the projects workspace, we can automatically add a row and all of the values needed, if not automatically then at least by inputting the file name in a cell and then using that cell to pull the sheet reference. There are 120+ columns in the master sheet so updating every cell with the correct reference sheet when new projects are added isnt practical.



  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Jgro

    I hope you're well and safe!

    It depends!

    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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  • Jgro
    edited 08/08/22

    Essentially I want to be able to change the sheet each row is referencing based on the sheet name or a defined range in Column 121 so that I can simply copy all of the formulas from one row to the next and then redefine the input in column 121 to reflect the newly made project sheet its referencing

  • Jgro

    In excel, this could be done using the =INDIRECT() function, Im wondering if theres a way to do it similar to this.