Working between workbooks dynamically

Markis

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I work for a machine shop and I am trying to simultaneously set-up an employee time sheet and an individual job cost report. This is a request from the president, and currently I'm trying to see if there is any possible way to combine them.

Without going into too much detail about the project since it is irrelevant, I'll get to the meat of the issue.

In the time sheet, the titles for my row would appear in the following shortened order:

Employee : Job # : Task 1 : Task 2

What I am trying to do, is essentially once a Job # is placed, it would send the amount of time placed under Task 1 or Task 2 to a different workbook for the individual job cost report. Some tasks however, such as maintenance, are not associated to a Job #, therefor occationally it will be empty.

My issue is about the cell that the information would be sent to. I have no clue how I could possible reference it to a cell that would be blank up to that point, and that may or may not be the Job # associated to it. I've thought about consolidating, and I believe I could make this work; however, it would be a very long process since we can easily go through 15+ jobs a week. And I would like to set this up for a long periods of time if possible.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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Markis

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More information required possibly? Or does this just seem like something that isn't feasible?
 

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