**Question description:**

*This user has given permission to use the problem statement for this
blog.*

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)

Solved by S. L. in 49 mins

This is the chat thread from the real Excelchat help session. It contains no private user
information.

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

Okay.

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

Okay.

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

4.12

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),"")

**This is the output file from the real Excelchat help session:**

*This is an example of the expert help you can get. It contains no private user
information.*