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how do Iink a column from workbook 1 to workbook 2, but, the column I want to link from workbook 1 is in row 1 - 10 but in workbook two the column is linked but is staggered, i.e. row 1, 3, 5 then row 12, 14, 16, then row 23, 25, 27, then row 34

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Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:46

Hello

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:46

How are you?

User
10/07/2018 - 04:46

good, how are you?

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:46

I am great, thank you!

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:46

So can you please elaborate more on the problem?

User
10/07/2018 - 04:49

I have a column in worksheet 1 that I want to link to worksheet 2 (same workbook). Column in worksheet 1 is Column A, row 1-10 (say numbers 1-10). I want this linked to worksheet 2, but in worksheet 2, those 10 numbers would be in column 1, but in rows 1,3,5 (1,2,3), then skip a bunch of cells and rows 10, 12, 14 (4,5,6), then rows 21, 23, 25 (7,8,9) and last row 32 (10).

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:50

Ok

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:51

Let me create a sample data and show you.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:51

since we are skipping few rows in between in Sheet 2 - we have to manually put the formula for each cell.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:52

so let's say Column A is on the sheet 1 contains number from 1 to 10

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:52

Please see the Preview on the right.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:53

Are you with me on this?

User
10/07/2018 - 04:53

yes

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:53

Now let's go to Sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:53

Please go to Sheet 2 on the preview.

User
10/07/2018 - 04:54

ok

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:54

Now suppose in Column A and row 2 I want to link 5th cell of Sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:55

so for every cell we want to link we have to do it manually

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:55

is that what your are looking for?

User
10/07/2018 - 04:56

so there is no formula to account for spaces in between?

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:56

No

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:56

there is no formula possible in excel.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:56

we can try few shortcuts depending on the data

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:57

For examples

User
10/07/2018 - 04:57

never mind, a colleague just told me how to do it - you should get some more training there. thank you

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:58

Ok but this is not possible on a empty sheet.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:58

we need to see the data structure.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:58

Which is I am telling you.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:58

If you have data in other cells

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:58

then you can add filter on the heading

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:58

and filter the result with blank cells

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:59

and then you will have all the blank cells together

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 04:59

and then you can just put the formula in 1 cell and drag it down.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 05:00

Are you still there?

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 05:01

I presume your colleague has access to the data you have and he would have told you the same method.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 05:01

so there is no direct way to do this on empty sheet.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 05:03

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 05:04

Since you have been unresponsive, I request you to provide good feedback

Excelchat Expert
10/07/2018 - 05:04

Thank you

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