Copy from a different sheet if a condition is met


If a company department matches, I want to copy a cell (score) to another sheet.

I am trying multiple formula combinations but receiving error messages.

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  • Thomas Bostwick
    Thomas Bostwick ✭✭✭✭

    Can you post a screen shot of what you are trying to do and the formula?

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Jennifer Parins

    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.
    • To connect them row by row, you'd use an Autonumber Column in the Source sheet and add a so-called helper column to manually add the row id on as many rows as you think you need in the Destination sheet.

    Would any of those options work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • Jennifer Parins

    I did attempt both a VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH but they gave error messages.

    These are what I attempted: (Work Area is the cell in the row I am wanting to copy.)

    =INDEX({Work Area}, MATCH(Department@row, {Department}))

    =IF(Department@row, {Department}), VLOOKUP({Work Area})

    Any direction would be helpful. Thanks!!

  • Kelly Moore
    Kelly Moore ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    Hey @Jennifer Parins

    Try this.

    =INDEX({Work Area}, MATCH(Department@row, {Department}, 0))

    Does this work for you?


  • Jennifer Parins

    Works Perfectly. Thank You Kelly!

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