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I have a spreadsheet (A) with a list of projets and some additional data in columns. I also have a template sheet (B) that contains an evaluation grid. The aim is to create for each project (line in the first spreadsheet) an spreadsheet based on the template evaluation grid and filling in the additional data from spreadsheet(A). Is this possible? And how do I go about it?

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Hi ML,

Sure!

What I would do is put a counter in cell A1 on workbook B (or any other convenient cell) and then use a function to fetch information from the other file. Lets assume the sheet containing the data is called "Projects" and you want information from column E, starting from row 2:

=INDEX($A$1,'[A.xls]Projects'!$E$2:$E$1000)

in Dutch Excel:

=INDEX($A$1;'[A.xls]Projects'!$E$2:$E$1000)

To get the next project you just change cell A1 from 1 to 2.
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