# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I need to look to a table of data where column 1 represents employee name, and show all rows of that data where the employee name matches a certain value
Solved by K. L. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 12:59
Hi
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 12:59
Welcome to got it pro
User 15/03/2018 - 01:00
Thanks
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:00
do you have any sample data so that i can help?
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:00
ok
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:01
A1?
User 15/03/2018 - 01:01
No. But lets start with this. In a separate tab I wast to bring back all rows that match Dean
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:01
ohk
User 15/03/2018 - 01:02
I want to bring back something like this
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:02
so you want to search all values against dean in sheet 1 and paste in sheet 2?
User 15/03/2018 - 01:03
Yes
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:03
but there are 2 rows of dean?
User 15/03/2018 - 01:03
Or lots of rows of Dean with other people in between
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:03
ohk
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:05
see columns F, G , H and I
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:05
we can do like this
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:06
get all data for dean in column F,G,H and I
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:06
does this help?
User 15/03/2018 - 01:06
Need to have it not have blank spaces
User 15/03/2018 - 01:06
I have a list of credit card charges for all of our employees in one file
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:06
since there are multiple rows of dean we cannot use proper vlookup also
User 15/03/2018 - 01:06
I need to separate that file into a separate file for each employee
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:06
hence this blank will come
User 15/03/2018 - 01:07
I know...:( That's my struggle
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:07
let me figure out this blank thing
User 15/03/2018 - 01:07
How can we get the blank not to come
User 15/03/2018 - 01:07
Thanks.
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:07
ok
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:07
figuring out
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:09
can we not remove this blank manually?
User 15/03/2018 - 01:10
Manually?
User 15/03/2018 - 01:10
Trying to avoid that
User 15/03/2018 - 01:10
I can sort the raw data by name if I need to
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:10
ok
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:11
so even if the blank come you can sort the data by name
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:11
so blank will automatically move down
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:11
will that help?
User 15/03/2018 - 01:11
??? not sure...how?
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:11
i mean in column f,g,h,and i when dean come
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:11
just sort them by name
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:12
and blank will move dow
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:12
like this?
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:12
will that not help?
User 15/03/2018 - 01:12
I would have to do that to 100 tabs...one for each employee.
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:13
then i guess that can be done using macro
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:13
vba code
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:13
where yo wll have to write a vba code and then run it once
User 15/03/2018 - 01:13
Can you help with that?
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:13
all the data will get sorted in that manner
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:13
i have no idea about vba code
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:13
but i know it can be done
User 15/03/2018 - 01:14
Is there anyone else who we can get to help with this?
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:14
this excel formula should also be pretty useful i guess
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:14
just that blanks are coming
User 15/03/2018 - 01:15
User 15/03/2018 - 01:15
Can I get excel to create a new tab for each break in name
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:16
i think that will also need a vba code
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:17
have a go through this
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:17
https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/3196-excel-tab-name-equal-to-cell-value.html
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:17
this will help in vba code
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:18
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 01:18
it really helps a lot

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