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Hi,

I've one Excel sheet with a list of applications and another one with a list of Computer names and the installed Software on everyone. I Need a sheet with all Computer names which have any Software installed of the first list. have someone any idea?
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Question by:Eneboer
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by:Milind Koyande
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Hello,

You can use Vloopup function of Excel to compare an merge to sheets, but for that you will have to copy the content of second list to a sheet of first list.

Check following links for more help:
http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/formulas/vlookup.php
http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/excelfunctions/ss/vlookup.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/excel-help/vlookup-HP005209335.aspx
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by:Anthony Mellor
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MS Query using a Join, will work on itself within one file.

Alternatively VLookups will do it, but the above has no limits compared to Vlookup.
If small volume then maybe vlookups, if large volume then MS Query
I think we need to see the layout to actually write anything without guessing.

Powerpivot would do it too, but that's maybe a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

Upload an example for more please.
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by:Eneboer
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i've uploaded an example.
Software-Example.xlsx
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Anthony Mellor earned 500 total points
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here's one way to do it:

helper column-vlookup-pivot results.
Software-Example-Pivot.xlsx
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