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I am trying to copy dates filled out (in the cells) in one sheet to a master sheet. I know I can use the ='Sheet name'!A5 function, but there are over 30 sheets and many dates that I would like auto-filled to the first sheet. Is there a way to write a code that I can drag to all of the cells that will essentially say that Sheet 1, Row 1, Column 1 = Sheet 2, Row 1, Column 1...Sheet 1, Row 2, Column 2 = Sheet 3, Row 1, Column 1...Sheet 1, Row 3, Column 3 = Sheet 4, Row 1, Column 1...etc.

Thank you for your help.

Hello Annette,

If you have a uniform sheet naming convention, you could create an index of all the sheet names and then link the formula from there.
Eg. Before the Column A of your master sheet, insert a column and add the sheet names of the sheets from where you are going to pick up the date. Then, using Indirect function, build a formula that picks up the sheet name from first column, and then enter rest of the formula.

If my suggestion is not clear, please send me the screenshots of your master screen and atleast 2-3 other sheets and I'll send across the formula.

Hope this answers your question.

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