Excel Lookup Question

Hi Experts,

I think I have a basic excel lookup question. I am using Excel 2007 and simply have two worksheets within a single workbook. One sheet has the item numbers and the prices, and the other has more detailed information. I simply want Excel to search the Price List sheet for the Part #, and enter the price into the appropriate field on the Item Details sheet. I have attached an example spreadsheet that I created. I think it might be a vlookup or lookup function but am unsure. Thank you! So if item B20 is $5.23 on the Price List, I want Excel to search for item B20 in the Price List and enter the Price for that item into the Item Details sheet. Hope that makes sense!
Who is Participating?
Rgonzo1971Connect With a Mentor Commented:

pls try this

place in C2

=VLOOKUP(A2,'Price List'!A:B,2)

ttotusAuthor Commented:
Hi Rgonzo, that seems to work for the first few and then doesn't pull the right number over time. Do you know of any other ways to do this. At least when I copy the formula down my column it pulls inaccurate data after a few.

Hmmm--I'm sure it's something straightforward.
ttotusAuthor Commented:
Scratch that -- Had to be an absolute reference to the rannge in the formula--Then it worked fine.

Thank you
ttotusAuthor Commented:

I suppose you use row numbers you have to have absolute ranges

=VLOOKUP(A3,'Price List'!$A$1:$B$10000,2)

Open in new window

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.