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Hi Experts

I need some help trying to figure out the best way to handle a task but I am having some difficulty.  I have 3 columns of data--A=EntityID, B=Question, C=Answer.  What I need to do is create one row of data that has the ID in column E, the questions (there are 5 different questions) as column headers F-J and the answers in each column matched by the entity ID.  

I've uploaded a sample sheet that has examples of the before as the after I need.  Anything you might do would be greatly appreciated.

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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
I joined the col A & B for a quick solution...

so you may hide the col D accordingly.

see sample attached for more info.

OR you may need to use a macro function or some advanced excel functions (tried some but didn't work for me at this moment...) to achieve that
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You may try this......

To get the unique EntityId in col. E, try this Array Formula (which requires confirmation with Ctrl+Shift+Enter instead of Enter alone).

In E2

and copy down until you get blank cells.

Now in F2, try this.....


and copy across and down.

For detail, see the attached.
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
I'm assuming this is what you are looking for without adding extra columns to give you desired results..

Also this is not an array formula so in a larger data set will be fast to evaluate and give answers...


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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
Tks Saurabh, just curious to know more... : )

I saw you put the formula such as: =LOOKUP(2,1/(($A$2:$A$25=$F3)*($B$2:$B$25=G$1)),$C$2:$C$25)

I found that if we replace the first parameter from "2" to "1", it will still work.


Do you have any idea how does it works?
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:

The (($A$2:$A$25=$F3)*($B$2:$B$25=G$1)), will generate a answer in true/FALSE's. which is a boolean.. so 1/(($A$2:$A$25=$F3)*($B$2:$B$25=G$1)) will either result an aswer of 1 or an error.. Now in this since the value of 2 it won't be able to find in 1/(($A$2:$A$25=$F3)*($B$2:$B$25=G$1))  ..Now it will start searching right to left..So as a result it returns the last value which matches all the criteria..and normally in this case since the last value is the only value it returns that as answer...

You can go to formula-->Evaluate formula to see further how it's getting evaluated..

Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
Well explained, Saurabh! : )
spudmccAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much for your solution.  This really is what I was looking for and very much appreciate your time and knowledge.  

Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Ryan... You are welcome...

Andy..Happy to Help.. :-)

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