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Excel data manipulation

How do I pull specific data from an Excel spreadsheet (arranged like a table with criteria/headings both horizontally and vertically) into a designated cell within another spreadsheet? For further detail of the "table" or source spreadsheet, the column headings are dates and the row headings are names of different transactions (i.e., MTD Sales, YTD Sales, AR Current, AR 30, AR 60, AR Deposits).
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you might want to look at the LEFT, MID and RIGHT functions in order to extract certain chunks of data.
LEN is also useful to determine the actual length of cells.
FIND INDEX and MATCH are also worth checking out.

If you can post an example sheet, plus query, that will help
sounds like a Pivot table to me... for single cell then DSUM() type formulae.
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I see from the comments received that I did not communicate the situation correctly.  I want the 'Daily Report.xlsx' file to pull data from another Excel file (table - '2013 Data Table.xlsx') that contains various detail (IE: MTD Sales, YTD Sales, AR Current, AR 30, AR 60, AR Deposits).  I am looking at pulling this data based on the date field of the 'Daily Report.xlsx'.

Attached are .xlsx files to visually see what it trying to be explained.

Please note:
    The 2013 Data Table.xlsx can have the horizontal & vertical headings flip flopped.  That is flexible.
    The Daily Report.xlsx can not be altered.

Thank you for your help.
Daily-Report.xlsx
2013-Data-Table.xlsx
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Thank you anthonymellorfca,

I have done v-lookups before & was looking at the h-lookup, yet the situation looked like it needed an "if/then" function.  I greatly appreciate the help.  This will enable me to make my work more efficeint and accurate, as well as more electronically verses manually.
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