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My criteria is â€ If you find same value from A Column then get the data beside them and paste as transpose to C Column if it is blank otherwise go to D column and paste"
thank you guys!

Solved by F. B. in 26 mins

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User
04/03/2018 - 02:46

hello

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:46

Hello, are you able to provide a sample data that we can work on?

User
04/03/2018 - 02:46

well...lets say this is my excel

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:47

Please use the Document Preview to the right.

User
04/03/2018 - 02:47

and i would like to do something like that

User
04/03/2018 - 02:48

My criteria is ” If you find same value from A Column then get the data beside them and paste as transpose to C Column if it is blank otherwise go to D column and paste"

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:48

Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:48

Okay, one moment while I analyze your data.

User
04/03/2018 - 02:49

thank you sir

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:49

Is there a maximum number of data for each record?

User
04/03/2018 - 02:50

what do you mean?

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:50

Can M3295 appear more than n times?

User
04/03/2018 - 02:50

just 1 time

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:51

In your example, it appeared 4 times though.

User
04/03/2018 - 02:51

from the 4 and 16 column is the results

User
04/03/2018 - 02:51

would like to get

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:51

Yes, I get the result, what I want to understand is the source data.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:51

Like is it possible for M3295 to appear 300 times in the source data?

User
04/03/2018 - 02:51

yes maybe

User
04/03/2018 - 02:52

im working for suspensions

User
04/03/2018 - 02:52

so there is multiple columns with the same data

User
04/03/2018 - 02:52

matches for different car

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:53

Okay, the solution for this one will require a very slow formula, which means that if it is possible that a record may appear that much then it will slow down the file a lot.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:53

A VBA/Macro solution may be best but unfortunately we currently do not support VBA/Macro solutions.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:54

So I'll be giving you the slow formula but you will have to adapt it to work for your file.

User
04/03/2018 - 02:54

thank you very much sir

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 02:57

I'm working locally. Please give me a few minutes.

User
04/03/2018 - 02:57

its ok

User
04/03/2018 - 02:57

take your time,no worries

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:02

Please download this file.

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:02

Then go to Sheet2.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:02

It will have a list of the column A number and formulas in the columns next to it.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:03

how?

User
04/03/2018 - 03:03

i mean

User
04/03/2018 - 03:03

it looks fine

User
04/03/2018 - 03:03

ut

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:03

The formulas will then automatically grab whatever is equal to the number to the left.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:03

if i have 20000 rows

User
04/03/2018 - 03:03

it will work?

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:03

It will work but it will be extremely slow.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:04

The formula is an array formula and Excel does not handle array formulas very well.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:04

To make it work for 20000 rows you will just have to adjust the formula

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:04

Change Sheet1!$A$2:$A$8 to Sheet1!$A$2:$A$20000

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:05

Just make sure the range matches the number of records.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:05

But like what I said, it will be very slow.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:05

Of course the other cell references must be changed to fit your data set.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:05

hm

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:05

Like Sheet1!$B:$B should be where your output should come from.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:06

how this works?

User
04/03/2018 - 03:06

=IFERROR(INDEX(Sheet1!$B:$B;SMALL(IF(Sheet1!$A$2:$A$8=Sheet2!$A4;ROW(Sheet1!$A$2:$A$8));COLUMN()-1));"")

User
04/03/2018 - 03:06

i mean

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:06

I got to be honest, if you are a beginner in Excel this can be very daunting.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:06

i have the =iferror

User
04/03/2018 - 03:06

im not profetional

User
04/03/2018 - 03:06

working for company with suspension and im trying to make description for them

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:06

It's an advanced Excel formula and I won't feel bad if you won't understand it. But the gist of it is that it finds the nth match.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:06

and match the data

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:07

Even Advanced Excel users will have difficult time understanding that formula as array formulas are one of the most , if not the most confusing part of Excel.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:08

Basically, it checks the value in column A, if it matches then it returns column B.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:08

Then to the right, it returns the next match and so on.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:08

oh thank you very much sir

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:08

I'm afraid there is no easy way to explain this formula.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:09

But feel free to download a copy and then try to adapt it to your file.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:09

maybe :P but its ok...that was very helpful

User
04/03/2018 - 03:09

but the best way to do these things

User
04/03/2018 - 03:09

is to work with excel vba?

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:09

Best way is to use VBA/Macro, yes.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:09

The development time would be longer but it would run a lot faster.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:10

and how can i lean about this situation?

User
04/03/2018 - 03:10

learn *

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:10

I'll recommend searching for information via the web or contacting us again in a few days as we may offer VBA/Macro solutions then.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:11

well thank your for your time sir

User
04/03/2018 - 03:11

apreciate that !

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:11

Right now that option is disabled for us so we can't help with VBA solutions yet.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:11

that was my first try with this website

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:11

Thank you for understanding.

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:11

Would there be anything else that I can help you with regards to the original question?

User
04/03/2018 - 03:11

no,im good thank you again

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:11

Alright, if you have no other questions regarding the original concern, I'd appreciate a 5-star rating if you think I deserve it. :)

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:11

I'll be giving you high ratings as well so the other experts will know that you are a good client and should be taken care of. :)

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:11

Please do not forget to click the End Session button otherwise I'll be stuck here until the timer expires and be unable to help others. Thank you.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:11

ofc!

User
04/03/2018 - 03:12

cya

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:12

Thank you for contacting Got It Pro. Have an awesome day!

User
04/03/2018 - 03:12

how can i rate you?

User
04/03/2018 - 03:12

i have to end session first?

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:12

Yes.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:12

okay,have a good one!

Excelchat Expert
04/03/2018 - 03:12

After ending the session you'll be given the option to. Thank you. That'd help me a lot.

User
04/03/2018 - 03:13

okay thank you sir

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