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Monday, May 22, 2017

Import Data from One Spreadsheet to Another

With every new intake of trainers, the question always comes up about how to move data from one spreadsheet to another. For example, I have a sheet with information on grade 7, 8, 9 students in a master list, but I only want the Grade 7 student list to be available to the Grade 7 teachers.

ImportRange is one of the amazing functions available to us in Google Sheets. Think of it as a live import - always updating itself as the master sheet gets updated. You can't make any changes to the data (i.e., read-only), but you can still apply filters to the data.

Here's a video on how to use the ImportRange function to setup this process: