# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have a three column data sheet I need to look up an age in the first column that will give me many rows with the first age then I need to lookup the age in the second column that matches my choice and produce the number that's in the third column
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Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:29
Welcome !
User 24/04/2018 - 02:30
Are you there?
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:30
Yes I am
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:31
You have a question on multiple lookups and results processing-is that correct?
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:31
Do you have a sheet to share, so I can evaluate options?
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:32
Hello?
User 24/04/2018 - 02:32
I have three columns of data. Thet are ages in both column one & two I need to lookup the first number in column one the corresponds to the age I have in column two and give me the value in column three
User 24/04/2018 - 02:34
How would I lookup row ine 71 and the corresponding value in column three if column two was 39
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:35
I need to look at this a bit.
User 24/04/2018 - 02:35
Can you see the numbers I entered in the Excel spreadsheet to my right?
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:35
Yes.
User 24/04/2018 - 02:36
I know vlookup well but can't figure this out
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:36
You want to lookup column A , and find column B and C that match?
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:36
Can you give an example of the output?
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:36
I am not sure what Lookup problem you are having from this data?
User 24/04/2018 - 02:37
Yes the numbers in column one & two are ages and the number in colmn three need to match my two ages
User 24/04/2018 - 02:37
for example if I have ages 71 & 39 i need to get 0.58001
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:37
Match? col a and b are integers, col C is a fraction
User 24/04/2018 - 02:39
This table is over 7,000 rows
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:39
OK. So the combination of 71& 39 result in .53
User 24/04/2018 - 02:39
.58001
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:39
Oops need my glasses.
User 24/04/2018 - 02:40
got the sane problem
User 24/04/2018 - 02:40
same
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:40
I think the easiest way is to create an index of A&B and lookup C
User 24/04/2018 - 02:40
how does that work?????
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:41
Can I take this down to desktop, this viewer is a pain to work on real formulas, but Iwill review with you.
User 24/04/2018 - 02:42
I appreciate your help.
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:46
OK, take a look at this quick fix and let me know, if this helps
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:47
[Uploaded an Excel file]
User 24/04/2018 - 02:49
Bingo that's it. Thank you so much. Ron
User 24/04/2018 - 02:49
where are you physically?
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:50
I am in Southern Nevada, I am not allowed to give out too much PII , but i think that is OK
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:50
Anything else I can help with today?
User 24/04/2018 - 02:50
Thanks again I got to go. Will use your service again if needed.
Excelchat Expert 24/04/2018 - 02:51
Yes , please stop by anytime. thanks

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