Excel List Question

Apologies for the newbie question, but can't seem to find what should be a fairly easy task in excel:

I have two reports, Report A is a list of all users and all computers. Report B is a subset of users, all I want to do is use the list of names in B ro retrieve their corresponding computer name from A. So basically refine list A using criteria from list B...

Thanks
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barry houdiniCommented:
If Report A is on a sheet called that with users in A2 dowm and computers in B2 down then you can use VLOOKUP.

In Report B if you have users in C2 down then use this formula in D2 to retrieve the computer name

=VLOOKUP(C2,'Report A'!A$2:B$1000,2,0)

regards, barry

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jppintoCommented:
Here's a simple explanation on the use of the SUMPRODUCT() function:

http://excel-user.blogspot.com/2009/10/vlookup-get-value-based-on-another.html

jppinto
Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
@jppinto, how would sumproduct retrieve a text value?
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jppintoCommented:
LOLOL I was thinking on VLOOKUP() and I wrote SUMPRODUCT!!! Sorry for the typo...

That's what happens when we're multi-tasking! :)
LeavertAuthor Commented:
Fine by me, thanks
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