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i ahve 2 speradsheets with informaiton and one identical field called "EmployeeID". need to use that field to get data from second spreaheet or second tab and populate the matching columns from sheet to sheet 1. or a formaula in excel will fdo as well.

attaching a sample file

sheet 1 is target that needs to be completed from sheet 2. this is just a sample, i have over 20K records to caompre and match. sheet 2 will have more records than sheet 1 but i only need to match up on EmployeeID to get data from sheet 2.
sample.xlsx
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Question by:aroina
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by:byundt
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Try the following formula in target cell C2:
=VLOOKUP($B2,source!$B:$Z,MATCH(target!C$1,source!$B$1:$Z$1,0),FALSE)

Note that the formula returns #N/A if either the column header label or the employee ID is not found. The former problem was caused in part by an extra space at the end of "manager " in Source cell E1.
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The suggested formula assumed that the real lookup table occupies columns B through Z on worksheet source. The reference to $B$1:$Z$1 should be to the header labels in that lookup table. And since the formula is going on the target worksheet, I could have simplified it to:
=VLOOKUP($B2,source!$B:$Z,MATCH(C$1,source!$B$1:$Z$1,0),FALSE)
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keden earned 125 total points
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You could incorporate error capturing to remove the #N/A's to pretty it up a bit.  Same as above...place the formula below in target sheet cell 2 and carry all the way down.  This particular example brings back the managers name where there is a match and leaves blank if no match is found.

=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(B:B,source!B:E,4,FALSE))=TRUE,"",VLOOKUP(B:B,source!B:E,4,FALSE))

Rod
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by:aroina
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Rod... your solution works perfect for the manager field... can you do the same for the userid?
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