I am pulling data from another worksheet in the same file, and I would like the formula to skip 3 rows instead of 1 row, as I drag the formula through the column.

For example, Worksheet1!A10=Worksheet2!A10, Worksheet1!A11=Worksheet2!A13, Worksheet1!A12=Worksheet2!A15, Worksheet1!A13=Worksheet2!A16

Is this possible to do in Google Sheets?

I tried linking the first few rows manually and then dragging the formula, hoping Google Sheets will understand the relationship, but it doesn't.

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    Your example does not make sense to me. You want the results in Worksheet1!A10:A13 to be Worksheet2!A10 ... A13... A15... A16. The interval there is 3 then 2 then 1, not "skip 3 rows." It is best if you share a link to a sample spreadsheet with some data in Worksheet1 and Worksheet2, being sure to set the link's Share permission to "Anyone > Editor."
    – Erik Tyler
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 16:14
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    Does this answer your question? Assign formula every 16th row on sheet "Report" to reference other sheet
    – Tedinoz
    Commented Dec 31, 2020 at 0:49
  • Thank you for your response. Here's a link to the spreadsheet: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/… Desired Result=> Worksheet 1!I6=Worksheet2!B5 Worksheet 1!I7=Worksheet2!B12 Worksheet 1!I8=Worksheet2!B9
    – Ess
    Commented Dec 31, 2020 at 18:14

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It seems to me that you don't necessarily need to drag anything, but rather that you want every value from Column B of 'Worksheet 2' where Column A = "FII." Assuming that is correct, I added a sheet ("Erik Help") with this formula in I6:

=FILTER('Worksheet 2'!B:B,'Worksheet 2'!A:A="FII")
  • This is great, it worked, Thanks a lot for taking the time, Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.
    – Ess
    Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 10:00
  • Happy to help, Ess. And Happy New Year to you and yours as well.
    – Erik Tyler
    Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 10:12

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