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Posted on 2013-05-28
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i am using the formula below to check if a name exits in two tables if ,the problem is that the function checks the columns four times two with the count if and the other to get the address on a large table this can affect performance.I need to only check the table once and return a blank if the name does not exist.
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 1000 total points
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If you have 2007 or later you can try

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no some folks still have 2003
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Then try using two dummy columns with the two address functions

and then something like

=if(iserror(col1),if(iserror(col2),"",col2),col1)

You can hide the dummy columns.
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Possibly an alternative for 2003?

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