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i need help with a formula that allows me to find the same value in another workbook then enter another value from the row it find the match. i know vlookup allows me to find the match but i dont know how to get the other value after it find the match.

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Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 12:56

Hi, It's pleasure to help you today.

User
12/03/2018 - 12:56

hello

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 12:57

I have read your description and requirements says, you want to get value from the other column in the same matching row?

User
12/03/2018 - 12:58

yes

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 12:58

The possible answer is: Index function. I will show an example in the preview.

User
12/03/2018 - 12:59

that'd be great

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:01

I have added a small table in sheet2, where first column is Category and second one is value.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:01

Now, I am trying to find the category mentioned in the Sheet1

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:02

With Match formula, i have calculated the row matching in sheet2, column A.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:03

I will use this for index formula to get the value from column B matching row 2.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:05

Now, you can see the value as 100.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:06

I have used Index formula and it can be defined as follows:

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:06

Index(Range, matching row and reference column number)

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:07

When both match and index are combined:

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:07

=index(Sheet2!A:B,match(B1,Sheet2!A:A,0),2)

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:07

I have replaced B2 with actual match function.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:11

Hope, you got the idea of applying formula?

User
12/03/2018 - 01:13

I believe this is what I need I'll try throw it in my spread sheet and see what happens

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:14

If you are using another spreadsheet, please add the references in the formula for index for the range as well very similar to match function that you have used.

User
12/03/2018 - 01:19

it not working for me

User
12/03/2018 - 01:19

can i set it up in this sheet then you show me again

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:19

Can you please copy the formula here?

User
12/03/2018 - 01:21

=INDEX(WORKSHEET!C8:C4522,MATCH(C11,WORKSHEET!C8:C4522,0),20)

User
12/03/2018 - 01:22

thats what i have for the formula in my sheet

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:23

Please use 1 instead of 20 at the end as you have range only for one column? But, why the index and match have same range?

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:23

WORKSHEET!C8:C4522

User
12/03/2018 - 01:24

didnt notice that ill change it and see what happens

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:24

For Index, you may have to use a different column. Can you please set up in the preview.

User
12/03/2018 - 01:28

in the preview i would need b8 to find value in a8 in sheet 2 then place the value that in b8 in sheet 2 in b8 in sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:28

Ok. I will work on this.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:29

=index(Sheet2!A8:B1000,match(A8,Sheet2!A8:A1000,0),2)

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:30

Or the formula can be written in another way also.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:30

=index(Sheet2!B8:B1000,match(A8,Sheet2!A8:A1000,0),1)

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:31

The last number is based on the range you have mentioned after Index text.

User
12/03/2018 - 01:32

okay let me try this again in my sheet

User
12/03/2018 - 01:36

GOT IT!!!!

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:37

Great to hear that. That is an excellent news.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:37

Thank you to use our services to solve your problem. Hopefully, you got better idea of the formula and you can apply it everywhere, when there is a requirement.

User
12/03/2018 - 01:38

it really is. but the last number i dont quite understand fully. i thought it was the column

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:39

It is based on the range you are selecting and the column you are referring in the range.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:39

A:B asks for 2 as you need data from column B.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:39

B:B asks for 1 as you need data from column B.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:40

As the row is arrived using match. the only requirement in index is range and column number the value to be pulled from.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:40

Easiest way is B:B and 1 as column.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:41

But, if you want to make it generic formula, then you use Index($A:$C,row,2) for value from column B.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:41

Index($A:$C,row,3) for the value from column C. So, a generic range can be applied for all the index formulas.

User
12/03/2018 - 01:44

so if i wouldve name the table array as the whole sheet 2 so my reference then becomes the whole sheet 2 thats when that number on the end changes to the column i want excel to pull the number from, right?

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:45

Yes. It is from the column you are referring from.

User
12/03/2018 - 01:45

got it, thank you very much for the help

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:45

if you need from column C and if you mention the range as B:C, then you will use 2 as the column number.

Excelchat Expert
12/03/2018 - 01:46

Thank you. Have a great day ahead.

User
12/03/2018 - 01:46

makes sense

User
12/03/2018 - 01:46

thank you you as well

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