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Excel data linking between sprdsheets based on values

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Hi!  
I have one Excel 10 spreadsheet (SPRD1) with context specific values which are CPT codes (5-digit numeric).  A have another sprd2 which contains tens of thousands of these CPT codes, with corresponding values called RVU.
What I would like to do is tell SPRD1 that when a specific CPT is used "12345", to go to SPRD2, find the row which contains "12345", and place the corresponding RVU in the assigned cell in SPRD1....

I have no idea how to do this... I've googled a fair amount and found similar questions, but the answers are very specific to the context and data that I've been unable to extract a formula....  

Is that enough info to get me started?  Thanks in advance!
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Question by:SonicVoom
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by:Patrick Matthews
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You probably want either VLOOKUP, or INDEX/MATCH.

This article will help with VLOOKUP syntax: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/A_2637-Six-Reasons-Why-Your-VLOOKUP-or-HLOOKUP-Formula-Does-Not-Work.html

Not having a sample file I can only guess at your requirements, but assuming:
"SPRD2" is another worksheet, and that it has CPT codes in Col A and RVU in Col B
On the SPRD1 worksheet, your current CPT code is in Col A, starting with A2

Then a formula like this should work:

=VLOOKUP(A2,SPRD2!A:B,2,FALSE)
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by:SonicVoom
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Wow, THANK YOU!  I messed with it but I still I didn't get it to work (learned a small heap in the process though).

SPRD1 can now be called "Berry"
SPRD2 can now be called "pfr2006"

CPT in "pfr2006" is (now) in column A (it appears this is a must), and the corresponding RVU is in column I.  This list is in numerical order.

CPT in "Berry" is in column E, and RVU is column P...The correspinding RVU from ["pfr2006", column I] is the value I want to add to ["berry", column P], based on the CPT used.  This list is not in order.

I hope that a formula exists that can be placed down the column of a 150 page spreadsheet which would save having to go back and forth manually entering the RVU that goes with each CPT in "berry"...  Possible?
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by:Rob Henson
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Not for points:

The vlookup does not HAVE to start in column A but the lookup value has to be in the leftmost column of the range. The offset is then the number of the column in the range.

So a range of A:I with an offset of 9 would return contents of column I, likewise a range of C:M for example with an offset of 9 would return contents of column K.

Thanks
Rob H
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