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what can be the macro for copy the content of data from one spreadsheet to another when the user is making change event?

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what can be the macro for copy the content of data from one spreadsheet to another when the user is making change in a specefic column?

for example:
when user is typing value to filed A1 a macro will run and will look (search) for this value in second spreadsheet on lets says column B and if it find this value it will take the value that in column C on second speadsheet and will copy it to the first spreadsheet to filed B1

please advice
thanks
Nir
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Does this have to be a macro? This can more conveniently be done using the Vlookup function.

Enter this formula in B1

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet2!B:C,2,0)),"",VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet2!B:C,2,0))
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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If it must be a macro then you can use

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Address = Range("A1").Address Then
Range("B1").ClearContents
On Error Resume Next
Range("B1") = WorksheetFunction.VLookup(Target, Sheet2.Range("B:C"), 2, 0)
End If
End Sub
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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This macro should be placed in the code pane for the sheet in question
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Hi, thankyou for the points and the grade.

I would like to emphasise the importance of judicial selection of accepted answers. The spirit of this site is to build a knowledge base which could help other users benefit from. Selection of so many responses would simply confuse someone who is trying to look for solutions to his or her problem. Furthermore, if you would select the answer you used it would give me more feedback on the type of answers the end user could be looking for. Furthermore the acceptance of my third comment was simply meaningless as it is not a solution but just a pointer to how to use the solution.
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