need excel column to reference a secondary worksheet to corresponding entries with adjacent info

Greetings Experts!

im putting together an excel document used for inventory tracking.  I have one worksheet called "On Going Inventory" that has only the data for Column A and needs the corresponding data for Column B and C.  The corresponding data all resides on worksheet "Master Inventory".  Is it possible to make column B and C on the "On Going Inventory" worksheet automatically populate once inputted to Column A?  I attached my sample worksheet.

Many Thanks - Ells
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ellsworth2000Author Commented:
barry houdiniCommented:
You could use VLOOKUP formulas like this in B2

=IF(A2="","",VLOOKUP(A2,'Master Inventory'!A$2:C$19,2,0))

and exactly the same in column B except for a 3 in place of 2 to get the next column, i.e.

=IF(A2="","",VLOOKUP(A2,'Master Inventory'!A$2:C$19,2,0))

by using an IF function you can copy the formula down where you don't have data and results will be blank until column A is populated

see attached

regards, barry

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ellsworth2000Author Commented:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.