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HowTo: Compare two columns of data in two different spreadsheets and return the value of another column

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I am stumped on how to do the following comparison / validation. I have two workbooks that look like this:

Workbook 1:

Item     Value
A           1
B           2
C           3
D           4

Workbook 2:

Item  Value ValueFromOtherWorkbook
C         5            ?     <-- the value I want in this cell is 3
A         1            ?     <-- the value I want in this cell is 1

The list in each workbook are in a Table - not sure if that matters.

I have tried the Index and Match functions as well as vlookup.

Ultimately, I want to check all of the values in Workbook 2 that match up with items in Workbook 1.
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