Auto Fill Spreadsheet with Vlookup

Posted on 2011-10-31
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have attached a sample spreadsheet. I would like the highlighted cells to be filled in with the data from the "DATA" tab.

Everything is in reference to the material number. So if the "Material Number: has data in the cell on sheet 1 I want it to compare it to the data table and fill in all of the corresponding cells

I forgot how to do this. =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(... ?????
Question by:zyanj
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 37057510
It's a little tricky since you have the Item column before the Material column in the data table.  Can you switch those 2 there?  

If not, you have to find the row, and then pull the item number by reference.  But it's a straight vlookup if you can move the material column in the data table to the beginning.

Author Comment

ID: 37057519
sure, if the column has to be moved over no problem

Author Comment

ID: 37057534
can you fill the vlookup info into the first row for me to get me going, thanks
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

LVL 14

Accepted Solution

sentner earned 2000 total points
ID: 37057590
Here's a version where I put in the formulas for those 3 columns, assuming that the format for the data file was static.  This uses a combination of the match & index functions for the first column, and vlookups for the other 2.

LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:barry houdini
ID: 37057614
Note that if using Excel 2007 or later you can use IFERROR to shorten those formulas, e.g.


regards, barry

Author Comment

ID: 37057777

Featured Post

Prep for the ITIL® Foundation Certification Exam

December’s Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn ITIL® Foundation best practices for delivering IT services effectively and efficiently.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This code takes an Excel list of URL’s and adds a header titled “URL List”. It then searches through all URL’s in column “A”, looking for duplicates. When a duplicate is found, it is moved to the top of the list. The duplicate URL’s are then highlig…
This article describes how to use a set of graphical playing cards to create a Draw Poker game in Excel or VB6.
Graphs within dashboards are meant to be dynamic, representing data from a period of time that will change each time the dashboard is updated with new data. Rather than update each graph to point to a different set within a static set of data, t…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrate the bugs in Microsoft Excel for Mac with Pivot Charts.

864 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question