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# If with Vlookup

Posted on 2014-09-09
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Can an Expert solve this for me please.

I need a formula in C4 to say:

If H4 is Blank then C4 is blank. If J4 or K4 = B12345 Vlookup H4,Client,2,0 IF K4 = C12345 Vlookup H4 House,2,0

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Question by:Jagwarman
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ID: 40312318
=IF(H4="","",IF(OR(J4="B12345",K4="B12345"),VLOOKUP(H4,Client,2,0),IF(K4="C12345",VLOOKUP(H4,House,2,0))))

I have assumed B12345 and C12345 are cell values rather than cell references. If cell references, just remove the double quotes around those values.

Are there other scenarios that need to be considered?

Thanks
Rob H
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ID: 40312345

IF K4 = C12345 Vlookup H4 House,2,0

IF J4 OR K4 = C12345 Vlookup H4 House,2,0
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
ID: 40312352
Hi,

pls try

=IF(H4="","",IF(OR(J4="B12345",K4="B12345",J4="C12345",K4="C12345"),VLOOKUP(H4,Client,2,0),""))

Regards
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 40312372
Brilliant many thanks
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Expert Comment

ID: 40312394
@jagwarman - the solution that you have accepted only looks at Client. Do you not need it to look at House in the second scenario?

If so:

=IF(H4="","",IF(OR(J4="B12345",K4="B12345"),VLOOKUP(H4,Client,2,0),IF(OR(J4="C12345",K4="C12345"),VLOOKUP(H4,House,2,0))))
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Expert Comment

ID: 40312435
Rob's right
I was carried away
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Expert Comment

ID: 40314294
Another shorter option, assuming only two options B12345 or C12345:

=IF(H4="","",VLOOKUP(H4,IF(OR(J4="B12345",K4="B12345"),Client,House),2,0))

If there are other options for J4 & K4:

=IF(H4="","",VLOOKUP(H4,IF(OR(J4="B12345",K4="B12345"),Client,IF(OR(J4="C12345",K4="C12345"),House)),2,0))

This allows for the second option (C12345), are there others? This allows for only B12345 and C12345, other values in J4 or K4 will give an error. Is there a common theme for each, such as these begin with B or C. If there is a common theme, it can probably be shortened even further with a helper table.

Thanks
Rob H
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Author Comment

ID: 40314506
Rob you are right I meant to accept your solution. it must have been late in the day. Sorry and thanks for the alternatives

Rgonzo, give Rob the points :-)
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Expert Comment

ID: 40314602
You will have to submit a Request for Attention to action that.

Thanks
Rob
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Author Comment

ID: 40316933
do you want me to do that Rob?
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Expert Comment

ID: 40317041
The moderators wont accept such a request from any one else.
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