How to move row to new sheet when each sheet has unique autonumber?


We have a sheet that list ideas with each row having a unique autonumber value (Idea No). When the idea reaches a specific point, we want to move the idea to a demand sheet with the newly created demand having its own unique autonumber value (Demand No). Can't find a way to move the idea autonumber value while at the same time having a demand autonumber field in the demand sheet. I setup a new column in the Idea sheet that is a text field that I automatically copy the idea no to, but when I move the Idea to the demand sheet the Idea No autonumber field automatically populates the Demand No auto number in the demand sheet but I need that field to contain its own unique number.


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Richard V

    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 weekend!


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  • sharkasits
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    @Richard V did you ever find a solution to this? I'm having the same problem.