Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Good Morning, I am trying to get parts from one column in an excel spread sheet to match up with a parts and cost column from a different excel spread sheet. (Not all parts on each spread sheet are the same)
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Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:38
Hello. Welcome and thank you for choosing Got It Pro Excel.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:39
I got your query, however I would like to clear a few points in it.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:40
Do you have your spreadsheet file with you that you can share with me? So that I can easily work with problem and deal with our difficulties. Thank you.
User 19/12/2017 - 02:43
No, I'm sorry. I can't give you the spread sheet.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:44
Okay. I understand that. But please, kindly elaborate further the description of your query. If you can give me the expected output, that would be a greater help. Thank you.
User 19/12/2017 - 02:45
I'll send you a quick example.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:46
Yes please.
User 19/12/2017 - 02:46
On one spread sheet I have a column of part numbers.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:46
User 19/12/2017 - 02:47
14521 14515 14511 74847 oem-454
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:47
An then.
User 19/12/2017 - 02:49
On another spreadsheet I have another column with part numbers as well. Some of the part numbers in the column above are in it but some are not, so I can't just sort them.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:49
Okay. That's on another worksheet.
User 19/12/2017 - 02:50
I am also trying to put the cost of the second column of parts sorted to match the part numbers on the first spread sheet, make sense?
User 19/12/2017 - 02:50
I'm not really great at explaining myself lol
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:50
On the first worksheet, at the adjacent column there is the listed price.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:51
You want to get the cost from the first worksheet and have that cost be transferred to the second worksheet? Is that what you mean?
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:52
I mean the cost, not price..
User 19/12/2017 - 02:52
On the first work sheet I just need the part numbers. From the second work sheet, I want to match up the numbers that match as well as pricing to that first spread sheet column.
User 19/12/2017 - 02:53
The cost and the parts that coincide with that cost
User 19/12/2017 - 02:53
On the first sheet, I want just the part numbers.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:53
User 19/12/2017 - 02:54
From the second sheet I want to match the part numbers and cost from those part numbers to the part numbers on the first sheet.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:55
So, the formula must be written on the second worksheet, am I right?
User 19/12/2017 - 02:55
I believe so.
User 19/12/2017 - 02:55
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:57
You typed in the values in worksheet 2, column B.. Those are the costs?
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 02:58
I guess we just need a VLOOKUP function to do that.
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 03:06
Can you read my messages?
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 03:09
You can use this formula: =IF(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,FALSE),VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,FALSE),"")
Excelchat Expert 19/12/2017 - 03:10
Here is another formula: =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,FALSE),"")

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