# Excel/Data into Form

Question
I made one form in a worksheet that is to be used repeatedly.  The only thing changing is specific customer info posting to the same field for every iteration.  I use a separate spreadsheet within the same workbook to input data into the form.  I associate fields between the two worksheets using a simple "equal" function (and as I found out, this is an incorrect use of the "equal" function).  After entering info onto row one, all the info populates correctly in the form.  But after this, I need the form to update based on data entered in row 2.  Then after row 2, I need it to update as I enter information in row 3.  How can I program to accomplish this?

Several ways to accomplish this.  One way is to use the COUNTA() function to determine which row should be used each time on your DATA sheet.

For instance, if Row1 is the titles and the data starts on row2, then this formula would tell you which row has the last row with data, assuming there are no blank cells amongst your growing database in column A:

=COUNTA(Data!\$A:\$A)

Now, you can use that answer to bring back a value from the appropriate row by using that result in an INDEX() formula.   So, to get the last value from column A on the Data sheet, in your first formm field you could try this:

=INDEX(Data!A:A, COUNTA(Data!\$A:\$A))

In the next form field, let's say you wanted the value from column C of the Data sheet, but from the same row that was determined in the first form field:

=INDEX(Data!C:C, COUNTA(Data!\$A:\$A))

Notice we "INDEX" the column we want a value from, then the second parameter (the COUNTA) tells us which value from that column to bring back, and we're using column A for the COUNTA each time so the answer will always be the same at any given one moment.
Questioner's Rating
 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Excellent advice Jerry--it worked perfectly. I give you 10 all the way around. Thanks.

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#### Jerry Beaucaire

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