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# vlookup needed

Posted on 2015-02-03
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on sheet 1 i display hostnames (servers) i colum a

server 1
server 2
server 3

in sheet 2 i have the same host lists in column a but have multiple retention values in columb b

i would like to in sheet 1 state yes or no if i do have retentions assigned to each ie see sample attached

all help will do
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 700 total points
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Try this formula...

=IF(VLOOKUP(A2, Sheet2!A:B, 2, FALSE) <> "", "Yes", "No")

...where A2 is the server to lookup and your servers and retentions are in columns A and B on Sheet2.
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No sample attached.
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It would help if you attach a file.
gowflow
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Rob Henson earned 500 total points
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In sheet 2 are the servers listed multiple times in column a with a retention against each entry in column b?

If so, in column b of sheet1, you can use a COUNTIF function:

=COUNTIF(Sheet2!\$A:\$A,\$A1)

Copied down the extent of the data on sheet1. This will give a numerical result, if not listed at all in sheet2 the result will be 0.

Thanks
Rob H
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gowflow earned 800 total points
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Put  this formula in B2 of Sheet1 and expand down as much as you need.
=IFERROR(IF(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,FALSE)="","No","Yes"),"")

VLOOKUP may return #NA if Server name not found in Sheet2 which is handled by the IFERROR function that will return a blank.

Pls see attached workbook.
gowflow
Server.xlsx
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