excel formula or VBA

Posted on 2016-10-05
Last Modified: 2016-10-06
I have two Columns in EXCEL

below are the scenarios i have to cover in the formula
  1. IF I have data in Col A that have to updated in Column D
  2. If I have Zero in Column A then do a vlookup based on Column C in Sheet2 and pick update results of column 5
  3. even after vlookup if i do not find anything Column D have to be updated with Column B
  4. in Column A if i have the rows contain FUSE DB then col B have to picked
  5. Delete Fuse db word in results column

I know this is little confusing I am attaching a sample file
How can i have formula or macro to do everythin in one column
Question by:Nirvana
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Expert Comment

ID: 41830021
Try in column A:


copied down.

I think you are also talking about the formula in column D.  It looks like you had and \ in the formula causing error:

s/b =IF(A2="FUSE DB",B2,A2)

Does this cover your request?

Author Comment

ID: 41830313
Thank you so much, just few changes

1. If i get a result as "Fuse DB" in Col "D" then it have to be treated as blank

which means after execute the below formula and if stil get "Fuse DB" it have to cosider ""(Blank)


2. If my Column "D' is zero and Column Has "Fuse DB" only then this Formula if I have data in Columd then Col E have to be blank

=IF(A2="FUSE DB",B2,A2)

In a nut shell i either have to have data in Col D or Col E
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Expert Comment

ID: 41830396
For part 1, try

=IF(VLOOKUP(C2,Sheet2!$A$2:$E$6,5,0)="Fuse DB","",IFERROR(VLOOKUP(C2,Sheet2!$A$2:$E$6,5,0),A2)

for part 2, our description got a little confusing...  can you elaborate on that.

I did notice that the 0 in column A is text, so the current formula in column C should have the 0 in quotes...


copied down.
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Author Comment

ID: 41830432
for part 1 i am getting an error and i have attached file with changes highlighted in red. Hope I am clear. Thank you so much for your time
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Accepted Solution

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ID: 41830463

=IFERROR(IF(VLOOKUP(C2,Sheet2!$A$2:$E$6,5,0)="Fuse DB","",VLOOKUP(C2,Sheet2!$A$2:$E$6,5,0)),A2)
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Expert Comment

ID: 41830468
and change G2 to:

=IF(A2="FUSE DB",B2,A2) to remove the #NA error

Author Closing Comment

ID: 41831356
Thank you so much. is there any way i can put it as a macro formula gets copy pasted based on the active cells in Col A?

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