# Match formula

Hi,

I need need formula in cell AR2 that looks at the entry in AQ2, and looks that up against Col P in another workbook named "MappingTable.xls", and when a match is found returns the entry in Col G of "Mapping Table.xls", if no match is found, it should return "No PCM found"

Many thanks
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Billing EngineerCommented:
if it was in the same workbook, this is the approach, in cel

=IF(ISNA(MATCH(AQ2;P:P;0));"No PCM found";OFFSET(G\$1;MATCH(AQ2;P:P;0)-1;0))

for the data being in the other workbook:

=IF(ISNA(MATCH(AQ2;'[MappingTable.xls]Sheet1'!P:P;0));"No PCM found";OFFSET('[MappingTable.xls]Sheet1'!G\$1;MATCH(AQ2;'[MappingTable.xls]Sheet1'!P:P;0)-1;0))
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Author Commented:
Thanks guty, im a gettig a syntax error on that one
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try this

=IF(INDEX('[Mapping Table.xls]Sheet1'!\$G:\$G,MATCH(AQ2,'[Mapping Table.xls]Sheet1'!\$P:\$P,0))=0,"No PCM Found",INDEX('[Mapping Table.xls]Sheet1'!\$G:\$G,MATCH(AQ2,'[Mapping Table.xls]Sheet1'!\$P:\$P,0)))
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Commented:
OR (while other book is open):

=IFERROR(INDEX('[MappingTable.xls]Sheet1'!P:P,MATCH(AQ2,'[MappingTable.xls]Sheet1'!G:G,0)),"No PCM FOUND")

you can then close the other workbook, if desired.
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Author Commented:
itjockey: Your formula returns all #NA
NBVC; Your formula returns all "No PCM FOUND"

I am currently ussng a vlookup, where i have shifted the columns about, so to work a vlookup, but would prefer match formula - please note below is in VBA notation

=IFERROR(IF(VLOOKUP(A2,'[MappingTable.xlsm]GBM Mapping Table v4'!\$B:\$F,5,0)=0,""No Sub sector found"",VLOOKUP(A2,'[MappingTable.xlsm]GBM Mapping Table v4'!\$B:\$F,5,0)),""No Sub Sector found"")"

Thanks
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Commented:
oops... I might have switched the references... try:

=IFERROR(INDEX('[MappingTable.xls]Sheet1'!G:G,MATCH(AQ2,'[MappingTable.xls]Sheet1'!P:P,0)),"No PCM FOUND")
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Author Commented:
I actually switched them over, but its still returning all "No PCM FOUND" !!
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Commented:
Are you sure there is an exact match?  Look to see if you have spaces in the "matching cell".  Or are you matching numbers and the formats aren't both the same?  Also make sure the sheetname matches.
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Author Commented:
All sorted guys, i used a vlookup in the end, thanks!
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