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Excel: How to auto complete cells from another table

In this tutorial, it is talking about how to auto complete other column cells from a table in another sheet after entering one column value.

Take an instance, in sheet1, table1 contains names, numbers, ages, sex, and scores, go to sheet2, table2 is blank but with the same column headers as the table in sheet1, type a number which in table1 into table2, then the related names, ages, sex, and scores will be auto completed as below screenshot shown:
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Note: the methods provided in this tutorial are tested in Excel 2021, there may be some different in different Excel verisions.

Auto complete cells from another table

For solving this job, you can combine INDEX function and MATCH function to create a formula. Select a cell that you want to auto-fill the related contents based on the value entered in column A, and copy and paste the below formula:


Reedit the formula as your real need.

In the formula,
Sheet1! A$2:$E$10 is the table range (table 1 excludes headers) which you want to auto complete contents based on;
A2 is the cell that you enter value and is used to search the related values;
Sheet1!$A$2:$A$10,0 is the range in table 1 that is used to search the value you entered in table 2;
B1 is the column header of the value you entered in table 2;
Sheet1!$A$1:$E$1 is the header ranges in table 1.

Press Enter key to get the first related value, then drag the auto-fill handle right to get all related values based on the A2.
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Then drag the auto-fill handle down to the end of table 2, and the error values #N/A are displayed.
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When you type values in column A, the error values will be replaced with the correct related values.
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