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Excel Lookup with IF condition?

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I have  Client List In ONE worksheet
Client List:
1234
2345
3456
4567

and Super Client in another Worksheet which MIGHT be the same number as a client..
1234
9876
8765
4567

In Workgroup 1 - I need to display Two Colums and MATCH the corresponding Super client..

Client  - Super Client
1234 - 1234

How can I achieve this in excel? Via a lookup? Example?
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Joe Overman earned 500 total points
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You can use a VLOOKUP.  see the attached file
ExampleBook.xlsx
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vlookup() works well for this kind of thing.  I have provided an example spreadsheet.  The first tab has the lookup data.  The setup tab uses the information and does the lookup.
Client-Lookup.xlsx
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How do I get rid of n/a#
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by:Aeriden
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There are a couple of ways to handle this (looking at cell B4 of the demo)...

=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(A4,'Client Lookup'!$A$2:$B$28,2)), "", VLOOKUP(A4,'Client Lookup'!$A$2:$B$28,2))
 
This will get rid of all #N/A errors.  However, you may want the errors if there is indeed no lookup found, but only if something is specified.

=IF(A4="","",VLOOKUP(A4,'Client Lookup'!$A$2:$B$28,2))

This is probably the preferred method.  But thought it would be handy to know both.
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What happens if I had the Super Client in one column instead of a sheet? How would i reference that... Thanks.
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by:Aeriden
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I guess I am not exactly sure what you mean...  Do you mean instead of having two tabs, both are in one tab?
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by:plucenko
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Yes
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by:Aeriden
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Here is a new version with a single tab.
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Can you attach the file - Thanks!!
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by:Joe Overman
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Sorry for not getting back sooner and I am glad Aeriden as provided good answers while I was out.

The way VLOOKUP works is pretty simple.  I could spend coming up with a great explanation but MatthewsPatrick has great article on it.
  Six Reasons Why Your VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP Formula Does Not Work

Also attached is an answer to you last question.  If you award points I would give them to Aeriden.
ExampleBook.xlsx
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