How To Use VLOOKUP or INDEX Across Two Excel Files

Posted on 2010-11-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have two Excel files, each with a list a US States, their abbreviations, and 3, non-adjacent columns of data I would like displayed in file A from file B.  I will attach the files I am working with.

In FileA, the columns should match the data in the corresponding columns in FileB based on the listed state.

Question by:asc2010
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For FileA cell D13, you could use a lookup formula like:
=VLOOKUP(B13,'[FileB.xlsm]United States'!$B$7:$U$58,MATCH(D$12,'[FileB.xlsm]United States'!$B$6:$U$6,0),FALSE)

If the lookup table in FileB contained fields for Size and Phase, you could copy the formula across.


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Beat me to it Brad, but here's the files anyway....


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ID: 34086941

Awesome!!! Thank you so much, it works perfectly!
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If you do copy the formula across, you'll need to add a $ for the state abbreviation column and the very beginning of the formula:
=VLOOKUP($B13,'[FileB.xlsm]United States'!$B$7:$U$58,MATCH(D$12,'[FileB.xlsm]United States'!$B$6:$U$6,0),FALSE)

The header label in cell D12 must match exactly one of the header labels in row 6 of FileB. If not, you'll get #N/A as the result of the formula.


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