Automatically copy 1 cell vs entire row?

Hello, Thank you in advance

Hoping to intake brand new information for projects on 1 sheet but only copy 1 cell automatically to another.

(The reason for this - which might not be relevant to question, is to then data mesh all the rest of the information since my columns names are different. Once I automate 1 cell i can then run a data mesh to pull the rest of the info. The initial sheet has different column names that i cannot change but cant run data mesh without 1 primary column)


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Morris R

    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 that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • Morris R
    Morris R ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for a quick response.

    Will this help with just coping 1 cell? with VLOOKUP or INDEX dont i need a reference point? (IE 2 cells have to match)

    Essentially when a vendor enters in all the information in my source sheet i wanted just 1 cell to copy to another (our intake #ID) . Hoping this occurs instantaneous

    thank you