if statement with vlookup

Hi Experts

Have a challenge that I haven't been able to figure out.  My skill with functions is limited so your help would be appreciated.

I have a table with product (A), BASE (B) AND NET (C).  I have a lookup table with AREA (H) and PAD (I).  
Each of the products start with a two character alpha that matches the items in the area column.  


I've attached a simple spreadsheet that shows what I need.  I think I am experiencing brain fad because this should be simple.
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
Insert this formula in cell B2 and copy down:

The LEFT(A2,2) portion is picking up the leftmost two characters and then checking for that value in column H.  

If you want some error handling:


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spudmccAuthor Commented:
This was spot on!  Again, you have come to my aid and I so very much appreciate it.  
Thank you so much for your time and talent.

Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
I'm glad I could help.
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