Copying rows to the top of a sheet (Automation)

Abhiraj Joshi
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Hi Everyone,

This question was asked before but I have not found an answer. So asking again to see if there is any new development which I have missed.

I have set up an automation to copy rows from each project sheet to a master sheet (based on some trigger). The row for the first project was copied arbitrarily in the master sheet at the bottom (row 80). The subsequent rows were copied below 80.

Is there any way it will be copied from the first row.

In fact, there should be an option to select whether we can copy rows to the top of a sheet or bottom (similar to option in form responses).

We are dealing with over 200 projects. To manually drag the rows to the top of the master sheet or delete the blank rows is not feasible.

Thank you.

Answers

  • David Joyeuse
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    Hi @Abhiraj Joshi

    If you're not using it already, I would suggest to use the automated column "date created", then sort the sheet from this column from the newest to oldest date.

    Hope it helped!

  • Abhiraj Joshi
    Abhiraj Joshi ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @David Joyeuse Thanks. I will try it.

  • Hello David - is this column actually automated though? Am I correct in thinking I still have to manually click 'Sort Rows' so that the copied rows at the bottom of the sheet to appear at the top?

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Sam Swain

    Unfortunately, you're correct, and the sort would be manual, but it's an excellent idea to have an automated option!

    Please submit an Enhancement Request when you have a moment.

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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  • Thank you Andrée! I will do. Is there any workaround to this that you've thought of?

  • Andrée Starå
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    @Sam Swain

    Happy to help!

    Possible workarounds.

    • A report to keep it sorted
    • 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.

    Make sense? Would any of those options work/help?

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