Excel replace telephone number with Name

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

I have an excel spreadsheet (a) with thousands or records.  One of the data items is a telephone number.  I have another sheet (b) with a list of telephone numbers and names, I would like to go through each record in (a) and replace the telephone number with the name in (b) which correspondes to the telephone number.  Any help appreciated.
Question by:Alansherwen
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    Accepted Solution

    Use VlookUp,
    For example,
    Sheet1 ColumnA= Telephone#, Column B=Name;
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    Expert Comment

    Please have a look at the attached example done in office 2007.
    For accurate results the telephone number in sheet A must be sorted
    from small to large.

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    Expert Comment

    From the above example, if your telephone number is '51555555', then name found is 'Goh Sun Lohke' which is incorrect.
    The formula should have EXACT match,
    In this example,
    If add error (N/A) to be blank,

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