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If Cell Contains Text Then Copy/paste Text From A Different Cell

I am trying to build a formula that would say If cell contains text then copy/paste text from a different cell.

For example:

I am writing my formula in cell I5. If there is any text in J5 then I want the text from J3 to appear in I5.

Background:

-What I am doing is making an excel spread sheet for meeting notes.
-Column A has the project names.
-Column I is the date the project was last updated.
-Columns from J on, represent weeks. (Column J is for 1/1, Column K would be for 1/8, Column L would be for 1/15, etc.) The column heading (the cells in row 3) would be the date.

Each week, a new column is added (for a new week) and if there is any new information it is typed for that project for that week. If there is any new text in that week's column, I want the heading for the column (in my case the date for that week) to appear in Column I.

I hope this makes sense; please let me know if I need to clarify anything.

Thank you,

Laura

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