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C5 contains 1625MPGW, F5 contains quantity. Need to search for MPGW and have quantity insert into column H5.

Solved by E. C. in 33 mins

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Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 04:49

Welcome to excel got it pro.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 04:49

I'm here to help you today.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 04:50

Would you please show me some sample data?

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 04:51

Thanks.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 04:52

Is there anything else?

User
05/03/2018 - 04:54

I would like a function that will search A3 for MPGW and put the quantity of B3 in C3.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 04:55

You mean search column A and put the qty of column B?

User
05/03/2018 - 04:56

MPGW = White MPG=Yellow

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 04:57

I'm still not sure what you want.

User
05/03/2018 - 04:57

One second.

User
05/03/2018 - 04:59

A3 contains the letters "MPGW" if MPGW is present, insert B3 value into C3.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 04:59

is that it?

User
05/03/2018 - 05:00

A4 contains the letters "MPG" if "MPG" is present, insert B4 value into D4.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:01

let me see what I can do for you. I will need a couple of minutes.

User
05/03/2018 - 05:02

The problem i was having is when i would drag the function down it was picking up the "MPG" for "MPGW" because technically it contained "MPG"

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:03

Yeah, that might happen.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:05

Is it a problem if I use a helper column?

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:06

I will need more time, so please select yes when you are asked.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:08

I'm waiting for your confirmation.

User
05/03/2018 - 05:09

I Clicked yes

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:09

Ah yes and if I use a helper column.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:09

Is that a problem?

User
05/03/2018 - 05:10

sure

User
05/03/2018 - 05:10

i will show you what i have, one second

User
05/03/2018 - 05:11

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("MPGW",A3)),VALUE(B3),"")

User
05/03/2018 - 05:12

enter in c3 and drag down.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:12

I see.

User
05/03/2018 - 05:12

it works

User
05/03/2018 - 05:12

but.......

User
05/03/2018 - 05:12

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("MPG",A3)),VALUE(B3),"")

User
05/03/2018 - 05:12

enter in D3 and it picks up the MPGW

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:12

Yup, it will.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:13

I have created a new column at column F. It will extract the non-numeric values.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:13

Then we can use this column.

User
05/03/2018 - 05:13

Understood

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:14

Now, you will not have the previous issue.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:16

now the helper column no longer needed.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:17

any question?

User
05/03/2018 - 05:18

Hmm I will have to try it out on my end.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:18

sure, take your time.

User
05/03/2018 - 05:20

what did you do to create the helper column

User
05/03/2018 - 05:20

as in how did you take the numbers out

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:20

The helper column does't need any more.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:21

MID(A3,5,LEN(A3)-4) part takes the numbers out.

User
05/03/2018 - 05:21

I got it

User
05/03/2018 - 05:21

It worked!!

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:22

Okay.

User
05/03/2018 - 05:22

Thank you!

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:22

My pleasure.

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:22

A five star rating would be much appreciated.

User
05/03/2018 - 05:22

I will do that !

Excelchat Expert
05/03/2018 - 05:22

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