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Not certain if this falls within an IF, VLookup or other function...
I have a column that will contain one of four different values: EE, ES, FA, WA

When one of the four codes is present I need to display an associated number in an adjacent cell/column (on that row).
EE=82.15
ES=180.75
FA=225.93
WA=0.00

Looking for the best way to accomplish this.
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Question by:Lee Ingalls
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by:byundt
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I would put your values in a lookup table and use a VLOOKUP like:
=VLOOKUP(A2,LookupTable,2,FALSE)
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=VLOOKUP(A1,{"EE",82.15;"ES",180.75;"FA",225.93;"WA",0},2,0)
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by:byundt
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If you might have a different value in cell A2 than one of the four choices, I suggest using IFERROR around the VLOOKUP as shown in the attached file:
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,LookupTable,2,FALSE),"")
LookupTableQ28329283.xlsx
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by:Lee Ingalls
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Thank you. Both byundt's and your solutions looked similar in that they suggested VLookup; however Syed's more straight forward to implement. Thank you both for your suggestions.
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by:Lee Ingalls
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I just requested an update to "accept multiple answers" since I also incorporated byundt's IFERROR suggestion into my final solution.
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by:Lee Ingalls
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Thank you both for your knowledge and assistance.
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