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I have two worksheets

One called data1 with the following columns
ID
WBS ID

Second is called data1 with the following columns
ID
WBS <---- empty needs to be filled from data 1 via lookup
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Question by:Matt Pinkston
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by:barry houdini
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It's a little difficult to work out your setup from that description....

If data1 has WBS in column A and IDs in column B then in the other sheet, if A2 has an ID use this formula in B2

=INDEX(Data!A:A,MATCH(A2,Data!B:B,0))

regards, barry
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by:barry houdini
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sorry, I meant the sheet name to be data1 not data......and I should also include some error handling so formula should be

=IFERROR(INDEX(data1!A:A,MATCH(A2,data1!B:B,0)),"No match")

see attached

regards, barry
26846411.xlsx
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by:TinTombStone
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Or a VLookup perhaps

this in B2
=VLOOKUP(A2,data1!$A$2:$B$5,2,FALSE)
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by:barry houdini
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I wasn't sure which way round the columns were TinTombStone. A standard VLOOKUP won't be possible if the data to be returned is in a column to the left of the data to be matched.....whereas INDEX/MATCH can work either way round....

regards, barry
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by:Matt Pinkston
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let me be more specific

first worksheet (codes)
column E has ID
column B has WBS

second worksheet (Monthly)
column B has ID
coulmn E needs WBS from codes on match of IDs
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by:barry houdini
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Then you need INDEX/MATCH as suggested, try this in E2 on Monthly sheet

=IFERROR(INDEX(codes!B:B,MATCH(B2,codes!E:E,0)),"No match")

then copy formula down column

regards, barry
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by:Matt Pinkston
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works perfetc but it throughs the results in between two cells which is kindof weird
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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I think that sometimes happens when you copy formulas from directly from here, it affects the formatting, you might have to change the font and/or "left justify" the data....

regards, barry
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by:Matt Pinkston
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perfect!
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