I'm struggling to set variable range to be copied into another tab in the same sheet. Fixed table range is defined as "Sprzedaż template!B84:Z95". Actually I would like to have that range going from B84 to Z84, when Z84 adds incremental number based off P16 cell value in a sheet (that changes). So for example P16 = 5, then range would be B84:Z88, if P16=12, then range would be B84:Z95 and so on. How do I do that?

Below is script with fixed range value:

function Import(){
    "1GQtw8xjebZHSgNKvIYvGEal0V0UT4456854X6XTQA4ybQWfqc", //source ID
    "template!B84:Z95", //sourceRange

function importRange(sourceID, sourceRange, destinationID, destinationRangeStart){

  const sourceSS = SpreadsheetApp.openByID(sourceID);
  const sourceRng = sourceSS.getRange(sourceRange);
  const sourceVals = sourceRng.getValues();

  const destinationSS = SpreadsheetApp.openByID(destinationID);
  const destStartRange = destinationSS.getRange(destinationRangeStart);
  const destSheet = destinationSS.getSheetByName(destStartRange.getSheet().getName());

  const destRange = destSheet.getRange(
    destStartRange.getRow(), // Start row
    destStartRange.getColumn(), // Start column
    sourceVals.lenght, // Row lenght 
    sourceVals[0].lenght // Col width

  • Welcome to Web Applications Stack Exchange. Jul 24 at 7:29
  • It is unclear why you would want to do that with a script when a simple spreadsheet formula would seem to suffice. Please clarify. Jul 24 at 7:30
  • Tab I want to copy range is template that user needs to fill. Once filled entries will be transferred to another tab which forms type of data base. Hope it clarifies
    – Dariusz
    Jul 24 at 9:09
  • Hi doubleunary, would you able to help me further to understand what I'm doing wrong? I've answered to my own question with revised code but unfortunately is not working.
    – Dariusz
    Jul 25 at 18:58
  • Please ask only one question per post. Jul 25 at 21:26

1 Answer 1


To do that with a script, use Range.offset(), like this:

  const sourceSs = SpreadsheetApp.getActive();
  const numRows = sourceSs.getRange('template!P16').getValue();
  const sourceRange = sourceSs.getRange('template!B84:Z84')
    .offset(0, 0, numRows);
  const targetSs = SpreadsheetApp.openByID('...');
  const targetRange = targetSs.getRange('Database!B2:Z2')
    .offset(0, 0, numRows);

If you are doing this within one spreadsheet file, you can do the same with a spreadsheet formula, without requiring a script. Use offset() in cell Database!B2, like this:

=offset(template!B84:Z84, 0, 0, P16)


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