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Paste Question: I want to paste information from one tab in Google sheets to another and have it automatically match with the line/name it was associated with on the previous tab

Solved by T. A. in 31 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:33

Have a nice day!

User
08/10/2018 - 09:33

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zVmbc8gCliaZ8AlBWNhsMdFhKZ8lDT08y8O1-QFiVTM/edit#gid=0

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:33

Welcome to ExcelChat!

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:33

I see that your question is about matching the data. I will help you with the problem and explain the solution afterwards.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:33

Before we get started, this is a reminder that our policy is one problem per session with additional Q&A on that problem as time allows.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:33

Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.

User
08/10/2018 - 09:33

Hi! Can you request access to that Google sheet? That's where the data is

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:34

Can you send the link with the edit access?

User
08/10/2018 - 09:34

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zVmbc8gCliaZ8AlBWNhsMdFhKZ8lDT08y8O1-QFiVTM/edit#gid=0

User
08/10/2018 - 09:34

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zVmbc8gCliaZ8AlBWNhsMdFhKZ8lDT08y8O1-QFiVTM/edit?usp=sharing

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:35

In your Google Document, please press Share -> Get a shareable link -> and choose the edit rights

User
08/10/2018 - 09:35

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zVmbc8gCliaZ8AlBWNhsMdFhKZ8lDT08y8O1-QFiVTM/edit?usp=sharing

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:36

This link requires to request an access. You can share the link, by which I can have the access at once, without sharing my mail (because it violates our policy)

User
08/10/2018 - 09:37

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zVmbc8gCliaZ8AlBWNhsMdFhKZ8lDT08y8O1-QFiVTM/edit?usp=sharing

User
08/10/2018 - 09:37

That's the only sharing link I can provide. If you request access I'll grant it immediately

User
08/10/2018 - 09:37

I haven't had an issue with it before...

User
08/10/2018 - 09:39

??

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:39

One moment, I have to clarify this question

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:39

In general, sharing our emails is forbidden

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:39

This action will share my email, so I need to ask if I have the right to do it

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:40

Could you share a shareable link? You can destroy think link after the session

User
08/10/2018 - 09:41

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zVmbc8gCliaZ8AlBWNhsMdFhKZ8lDT08y8O1-QFiVTM/edit?usp=sharing

User
08/10/2018 - 09:41

That is the shareable link

User
08/10/2018 - 09:41

I've done this with 3 others before and have never had this be an issue

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:41

You can obtain the shareable link in this way:

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:41

please press Share -> Get a shareable link -> and choose the edit rights

User
08/10/2018 - 09:42

I did

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:42

Then you copy the link from the window

User
08/10/2018 - 09:42

That is the shareable/editable link

User
08/10/2018 - 09:42

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zVmbc8gCliaZ8AlBWNhsMdFhKZ8lDT08y8O1-QFiVTM/edit#gid=0

User
08/10/2018 - 09:42

That's the same link I sent initially

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:43

Okay, sorry for the delay, since there is no answer right now, I will try to do it in this way

User
08/10/2018 - 09:43

In what awy?

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:43

I requested an access

User
08/10/2018 - 09:43

Just granted

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:44

Okay, now could you please describe the problem which we need to solve?

User
08/10/2018 - 09:45

I want to copy the School # from Tom Davis tab to the CDE tab and have it align with the district column

User
08/10/2018 - 09:45

Basically a short-cut instead of having to copy/paste one-by-one

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:46

So you want it to automatically appear in the right place?

User
08/10/2018 - 09:46

Exactly

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:47

Right now there are no numbers in the Tom Davis tab

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:47

Oh, you mean column H, right?

User
08/10/2018 - 09:48

Total SFL Target School #

User
08/10/2018 - 09:48

Yes H

User
08/10/2018 - 09:48

Sorry for confusion

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:48

Based on which column should it appear on the next tab? I see you have columns A and B there

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:48

We can match the required result by one of them

User
08/10/2018 - 09:49

I want column H from Tom Davis to appear in column F on CDE

User
08/10/2018 - 09:49

But if I paste regularly it won't be accurate or match

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:51

I can make a solution, which will show Total SFL Target School # based on the District, for example

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:51

Will it solve your problem?

User
08/10/2018 - 09:51

Let's try it

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:52

I sent an edit access

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:55

As I can see, In Districts in column A you have the county data, right?

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:55

And in column B you have the city

User
08/10/2018 - 09:56

No, the county is in column H or G depending on tab

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:56

Yes, but what data is in Districts tab in columns A and B?

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:57

You want to have there the result in column F, and as I understand, it should be connected with these two columns, right?

User
08/10/2018 - 09:57

Correct

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:58

Okay, please check the solution in column F

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:58

What it does:

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:59

It takes the value from column A, finds its position in Tom Davis tab in column H, and then return the value from Total SFL Target School # in the same row

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 09:59

When you see N/A, it means that it couldn't find it in column H (for example, it doesn't exists there, or you used different spelling)

User
08/10/2018 - 10:00

Okay but can you do it to the CDE tab as requested?

User
08/10/2018 - 10:00

Just ignore the "Districts" tab

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 10:00

Oh, big sorry, I thought the result is expected there

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 10:01

Just few minutes

User
08/10/2018 - 10:01

Thanks!

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 10:02

Put it there, now the solution is based on the District

User
08/10/2018 - 10:02

That's perfect! Thank you!

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 10:03

The logic is the same - it searches the District from column A in the Tom Davis tab, and then return the proper school numbre

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 10:03

My apologies for the delay at the start, I just didn't have such experience before (despite I work here quite long), so I didn't know how should I act

User
08/10/2018 - 10:03

I understand, thanks for the help!

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 10:04

You are welcome, it was a pleasure to assist you! If it happens that you have any Excel or Google Sheets problems in future, please don't hesitate to reach us again.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 10:04

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