Vlookup three columns

Posted on 2012-03-15
Last Modified: 2012-03-15

I have one excel tab with a load of data in column F

I want to check if there is corresponding values in three other tabs.

The corresponding values are always in Column A

How can i check this as a Vlookup will only return from one tab

Question by:Seamus2626
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Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 37725389
Do you want to check if there is data in one of the three, or all three? You'll basically need three separate vlookups, either nested or concatenated depending on the answer to my question.

Author Comment

ID: 37725404
They could be a corresponding value in tab one, two, or in all three or no match at all

I need to return text "Match" if there is a corresponding value in tab one, two, or all three    

Text "Non Match" if there is no corresponding value in any of the tabs

Hope that makes sense!
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Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 37725428
In that case:

=if(count(match(a1,sheet1!a:a,0),match(a1,sheet2!a:a,0),match(a1,sheet3!a:a,0))>0,"match","no match")
for example
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Author Comment

ID: 37725494
Hey Rory, i have zipped the file which i am working on and have tried to implement your formula as you will see in Tab ASPA

Can you see why that cant see what is a match as a match?

e.g B2 should be a match

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Accepted Solution

Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
ID: 37725525
I'm not sure how you entered those formulas as there should be quotes round the sheet names (as they contain spaces)

=IF(COUNT(MATCH(F2,'Sophis Paris'!A:A,0),MATCH(F2,'Sophis US'!A:A,0),MATCH(F2,'Sophis HK'!A:A,0))>0,"match","no match")

for example.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37725553
I used the editor, maybe i changed it somehow, anyhow, it works!


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