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# Need help with a complicated lookup

Posted on 2014-01-21
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I have a xls workbook with a lot of tabs

the two key tabs are my "all deals" and "mapping" tabs

In "all deals"
I am trying to get column K to be equal to column C of mapping when:
all deals C = mapping A
AND
all deals J = mapping B

I need this to be a real time lookup so if anything changes it happens in all deals

Also all deals J is a lookup field as well
=IF(OR(LEFT(B2,3)="CS-",LEFT(B2,4)="CS -"),"Federal CS",LOOKUP(9.9999E+307,SEARCH({"Civilian","CONSULT","Defense","Navy","Healthcare","Sled"},I2),{"Civilian","USPS Intel","Defense/Fedsec","Navy/Marine Corp","Healthcare","S&L"}))
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Question by:Matt Pinkston
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ID: 39797249
is column C of Mapping numeric or text?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39797251
IF you put this in K3 of 'all deals,' does it work?

=IF(AND(C3=mapping!A3,J3=mapping!B3),mapping!C3,"")
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Author Comment

ID: 39797293
column C of mapping is a text field
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ID: 39797305
AER78 no does not work

In "all deals"
I am trying to get column K to be equal to column C of mapping when:
all deals C = mapping A
AND
all deals J = mapping B
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Expert Comment

ID: 39797371
Try something like this:

=INDEX(Mapping!\$C\$2:\$C\$100,MATCH(1,INDEX((Mapping!\$A\$2:\$A\$100=A2)*(Mapping!\$B\$2:\$B\$100=B2),0),0))

adjust ranges to suit...
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Author Comment

ID: 39797456
NBVC sorry the formula only returns #/NA
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Expert Comment

ID: 39797474
Is there an exact match?  Check for extra spaces in the cells that you think should return a match.
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ID: 39797482
Also, I assume you adjusted the references?

Perhaps:

=INDEX(Mapping!\$C\$2:\$C\$100,MATCH(1,INDEX((Mapping!\$A\$2:\$A\$100=C2)*(Mapping!\$B\$2:\$B\$100=J2),0),0))

according to your original query.
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Author Comment

ID: 39797532
sample file
sample-for-EE.xlsx
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Expert Comment

ID: 39797689
I am not sure what you are showing.  It seems that you do have results in several cells.  The #N/A cells mean there is no match... and you've added the IFERROR() to capture those are return a blank instead.

Can you point to one that you know should show a match?
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