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I have a sheet that contains project numbers (column A) and descriptions in column B.
In another sheet I have created a dropdown box that has all the project numbers. I want the adjacent column to fill in the description depending on the project number selected.
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Question by:Muskett
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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You just need a formula like:
=VLOOKUP(A1,'Other sheet'!A:B,2,FALSE)
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by:byundt
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You might use a formula like:
=IFERROR(VLOOKUPD2,'Other sheet'!$A$2:$B$1000,2,FALSE),"")
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by:Muskett
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Great response, exactly what I was trying to figure out. Sorry to the other reply which I like as it gets rid of errors but I cannot get it to run.
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by:Rory Archibald
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Brad's was just missing a parenthesis:

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(D2,'Other sheet'!$A$2:$B$1000,2,FALSE),"")
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by:byundt
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Thanks Rory. That's what I get for not testing.

Brad
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by:Muskett
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Hi Brad,
I cannot change the points but big thanks anyway.
Actually the  formula should be:
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A1,'Other sheet'!$A$2:$B$1000,2,FALSE),"")
I have tested and it works perfectly.

Thanks
Dave
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