Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Need help with a Vlookup to bring a data from one tab to another based on a simple match

Posted on 2013-01-25
5
Medium Priority
?
281 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-29
I have a list of products in the source tab.  These have start dates.

I am trying to move the appropriate date into the target tab based on and only when the product in the source matches the product int the target.

I have tried a Vlookup but i cannot get it to work.

Please help.
TEst-1.xlsx
0
Comment
Question by:Element_Can
5 Comments
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Saqib Husain, Syed earned 2000 total points
ID: 38821477
Enter this formula in E4 and copy down

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A4,SOURCE!$A:$G,7,0),"")
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:redmondb
ID: 38821486
Hi, Element_Can.

As I had come up with the same formula, I wouldn't normally post but check the size of the attached file. By deleting the blank rows at the end of TARGET and DESIRED RESULTS, the file size has been reduced from 2,460K to 91K.

Regards,
Brian.TEst-1-V2.xlsx
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 38822289
Not looking for points here, as ssaqibh appears to have the right formula for you :)

Please check out my article on troubleshooting VLOOKUP: 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

It explains the most common pitfalls in using that function.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Element_Can
ID: 38831720
This worked great.  I am not 100% sure what i was doing wrong on my work but this worked fine.  

Thanks,

I have a follow up question....not sure if i post it here or as a new question but i'll do both.

IF there are multiple resulting answers, can i have them present in the destination file sequentially?
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 38831872
0

Featured Post

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.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
Windows Explorer lets you open cabinet (cab) files like any other folder. In VBA you can easily handle normal files and folders, but opening and indeed creating cabinet files takes a lot more - and that's you'll find here.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

972 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