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Posted on 2014-03-24
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Hello experts,

I need your help.  See attached sample file.

On Sprint tab, add formula to column B
Lookup Site ID of Col A from AD tab Col A
Find associated row that matches "office Manager"
then return associated email from column D
See sample entries.

Same for "General Manager" in Column C of Sprint tab.

thanks,

Gary - Cincinnati
Contacts-for-Cintas-Connect-3-12.xlsx
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by:NBVC
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Since your AD tab has 32,000 + entries, and you are looking up based on multiple criteria, I would recommend that you add a helper column to AD.

in E2:

=A17&"_"&B17

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This concatenates the Location and Title.

Then formula in Sprint!B2:

=IFERROR(INDEX(AD!C:C,MATCH(A2+0&"_*"&"Office Manager"&"*",AD!E:E,0)),"")

in C2:

=IFERROR(INDEX(AD!C:C,MATCH(A2+0&"_*"&"General Manager"&"*",AD!E:E,0)),"")

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by:garyrobbins
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Thanks, NBVC.

Formula stops when I get down to Site IDs with letters in them, e.g. 26A.  How could the solution be changed?

FYI, I changed your formula to return the "emails" from Col D instead of "displayNames" from, Col C:

=IFERROR(INDEX(AD!D:D,MATCH(A2+0&"_*"&"Office Manager"&"*",AD!E:E,0)),"")

Gary
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Try changing the helper formula to:

=TEXT(A17,"000")&"_"&B17

and then your formula in Sprint sheet to:


=IFERROR(INDEX(AD!D:D,MATCH(TEXT(A2,"000")&"_*"&"Office Manager"&"*",AD!E:E,0)),"")
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by:garyrobbins
ID: 39953558
Excellent solution, NBVC!

Thank you for the creative and timely solution.

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