Which formula method should i use ISMATCH or VLOOKUP?

Hi EE,

I have the following spreadsheet see attached. I would like a formula to match the first name, last name columns on both sheets and insert the corresponding login name on sheet2 to the blank column on sheet1. What would be the best way to go about this is Vlookup or ISMatch I have done some reading online but can't determine which one would suit my needs best.

Any assistance is welcome.

Thank you.
Match-Excel.xlsx
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAsked:
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Please try this...

In C1
=IFERROR(INDEX(Sheet2!$A$2:$A$5,MATCH(A2&B2,INDEX(Sheet2!$B$2:$B$5&Sheet2!$C$2:$C$5,),0)),"")

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and copy it down.

Adjust the ranges as per data in your original workbook.
Match-Excel.xlsx
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Thank you wow I wasn't expecting a complete formula like that cheers.
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Hi Subodh,

Query if may, so I can better understand this wherein the formula do you determine what column to get the login details from?

Thank you.
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome Zack! Glad it worked as desired.

The bold part in the formula returns the Login details...

=IFERROR(INDEX(Sheet2!$A$2:$A$5,

You may change this if the login detail column is different from column A on Sheet2.
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Hi Subodh,

Cheers for the information thank you again
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome Zack! :)
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