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# Excel List Question

Posted on 2011-02-24
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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...

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barry houdini earned 2000 total points
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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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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
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@jppinto, how would sumproduct retrieve a text value?
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LOLOL I was thinking on VLOOKUP() and I wrote SUMPRODUCT!!! Sorry for the typo...

That's what happens when we're multi-tasking! :)
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Fine by me, thanks
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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