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lookup values from 1 field/sheet and set values in other sheet

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I need a code that based on a value in field A2 (Sheet 1) goes and looks up a value in column A ( sheet 2 ) and set's the value of that exact
opposite row/col field in sheet 2 in column b to a specific value


i.e.

if

Sheet 1 a2 = 'germany'

then look in column a in sheet 2 for values "capital" ,"currency", "language" and set the value on sheet 2 in the opposite colum to

"berlin","euro","german"


Sheet 1 a2 = 'italy'

then look in column a in sheet 2 for values "capital" ,"currency", "language" and set the value on sheet 2 in the opposite colum to

"rome","euro","italian"


Sheet 1 a2 = 'usa'

then look in column a in sheet 2 for values "capital" ,"currency", "language" and set the value on sheet 2 in the opposite colum to

"washingtondc","dollar","english"

attached a file sample where germany was selected
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by:Danny Child
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I don't think your example has attached properly?
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by:Danny Child
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And! Do you need a macro to do this, or just vlookups?
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macro will do thanks
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by:Rob Jurd, EE MVE
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Can you please attach the sample file.
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see attached
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by:Rob Jurd, EE MVE
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Where are the details of each country stored?  It can't just pull this from thin air.

I type "Australia" in A2... where does the details for sheet2 come from?  Are they hardcoded, on another sheet, or in a database somewhere?

You may be able to use the VLOOKUP function or array formulas if you have this info in the spreadsheet
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Hi Rob

they are hardcoded (just to keep it simple)
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by:Rob Jurd, EE MVE
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Can you post an example of how they are hardcoded and i'll knock up a formula for you
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rob, i just think 2 colums will be sufficient i.e. if captil =berlin in a2 b2 respectively
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by:Rob Jurd, EE MVE
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Ok i've knocked up a simple demo

on Sheet 2 you can select a country from a drop down list, which will automatically populate the table below it
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OK, would be keen to see if you can share it

cheers
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by:Rob Jurd, EE MVE
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Haha I always laugh at those that forget to attach the file :-[ . I'll post it soon
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CASE.xlsx
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