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Just trying the look up function for Share Point 2010 unable to select some of the fields to transfer data any suggestions

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Unable to copy data from one list to another as all fields do not show on look up function, any ideas.

Should show 10 columns but only shows 3
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Not all field types can be used as lookup fields.

This blog post tells you which types are available, and offers a workaround on how to add more types to the available list of field types:
http://techtrainingnotes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/sharepoint-not-all-column-types-can-be.html
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Depending what you are trying to do; You could do something like the following:

If you want to pull values from list B into List A.
You can add calculated fields to List B and then use the Lookup field in List A to pull in the fields(3) and the Calculated fields(7).

The Lookup field act similar to a foreign key that you have in a database but is distinctly different (more limited). Basically when you use a lookup field you create a related list.  The lookup field allows you to pull in several datatypes (discussed in the link provided by colly92002), but not all.  There are other limitation besides being able to pull in the field initially.
If you are using a workflow and wanting to do a calculation or use these values you might not be able to use the field you brought in if it is a lookup field itself.  You can't have a lookup to a lookup (ie Choice or Person/Group datatypes).
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