# populating columns

I have filled out a sample to help better understand what I am trying to accomplish.  I need the "report" sheet to query the test scores for the tst cde listed in the "database" sheet according to the id Num.  So back to my example in the report sheet you will see for ID 229041927 I manually populate the tst score in the respective tst cde that are listed horizontally in row 1 of the "report" sheet this is what I would like a formula written for.

Thanks
book1.xls
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book1.xls
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if you want to do it yourself  simply put this formula
``````=IFERROR(INDEX(DATA!\$H\$2:\$H\$717, SMALL(IF(RIGHT(\$A2,LEN(\$A2)-2)=DATA!\$A\$2:\$A\$717&"", ROW(DATA!\$A\$2:\$A\$717)-MIN(ROW(DATA!\$A\$2:\$A\$717))+1, ""), COLUMN(A1))),"")
``````
into the D2 and press control shift enter and then copy the formula and paste it in range D2:K163 and that is it.
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Perfect thanks!
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Does the number of digits in the ID column make a difference?  I changed the id number for the sake of privacy when I posted the sheet.  Thought it would just be matter of the ID number matching but when I plug in the actual ID numbers which contain 7 digits the formula stops working.
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I also noticed that the test scores are populating in the correct corresponding test column
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how does your actual data look like?
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The only difference between the actual and the real is the ID numbers (column a) are different they are 7 digits rather than the 11 in the sheet.  I also noticed the tst_score isn't populating in correct column for the tst_cde
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can you please explain in layman’s words

the how many char  is the lookup values which is in REPORT Sheet?

How many char is the lookup range in DATA sheet?
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there will be 7 characters on both, a normal ID # is 9050231.
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I see now there is an extra set of 2's added between the sheets.  all the id numbers in the end have just 7 characters, so the section of the formula that is taking 2 away to get them all the same, that can come off.  The id numbers on the final sheet those are all the same format in both the Data and report sheets
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I corrected the ID so they have the same number of characters in both sheets & filled in the first entry of report sheet manually so you can see the effect of what I want to happen
Copy-of-book1.xls
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Ok.  now, i understood what you were really looking for.   your question wasn't clear at the first time.

Copy-of-book1.xls
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thanks that works great
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