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    Unhappy INDEX MATCH - increase column reference by 1 as formula extended

    Hi all,

    I'm using an Index Match function in one sheet to bring in values from another sheet. I want to copy the formula across to many additional columns so that the formula works to import multiple columns of data. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the 'column' part of the formula to work so that it increases by one every time I drag the formula across. Is there a quick fix for this?


    The formula I have is:

    =INDEX('Sheet 2'!$A$1:$F$7,MATCH(Sheet1!$A2,'Sheet 2'!$A:$A,0),2) and I want the column to be relative so it increases by 1 as I drag across. Or, if there's something even more clever than this to account for columns that don't match across sheets, even better, but I did line them up in preparation by moving some columns.

    I have tried using the 'column' function (using something like column x - column y +1) in place of the 'column' number but it didn't seem to work. I have seen other options with 'offset' formulas but again it didn't work, perhaps because it's more applicable to a vlookup than an index match?

    I have attached a workbook example to illustrate the data and formula in with simple dummy data.

    Grateful for any suggestions to crack this one

    Thanks as always!
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    Re: INDEX MATCH - increase column reference by 1 as formula extended

    Hi,
    Try this in B2 and across:
    =INDEX('Sheet 2'!$A$1:$F$7,MATCH(Sheet1!$A2,'Sheet 2'!$A:$A,0),COLUMNS($A:B))
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    Re: INDEX MATCH - increase column reference by 1 as formula extended

    Try this:

    =INDEX('Sheet 2'!$B$2:$F$7,MATCH(Sheet1!$A2,'Sheet 2'!$A$2:$A$7,0),MATCH(B$1,'Sheet 2'!$B$1:$F$1,0))
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    Re: INDEX MATCH - increase column reference by 1 as formula extended

    thanks Belinda and Ali, both are good solutions and are working

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