# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Use the Vlookup Function to complete the "employee" column of table 2. Use "job Id" from table 2 as your lookup_value(s) and table 1 as your reference.
Solved by C. H. in 16 mins
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Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:53
Hi
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:53
Welcome to Got it Pro
User 26/05/2018 - 05:53
Hi I am a student and trying to figure out the problem
User 26/05/2018 - 05:53
It will not let me up load it
User 26/05/2018 - 05:54
Use the Vlookup Function to complete the "employee" column of table 2. Use "job Id" from table 2 as your lookup_value(s) and table 1 as your reference.
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:54
User 26/05/2018 - 05:54
I just do not know how to set up the formula
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:54
User 26/05/2018 - 05:55
can you see that
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:55
Yes
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:56
User 26/05/2018 - 05:56
So E 50 is what I try to do, but I think it is wrong
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:56
No formula in E50
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:56
Can you share the excel?
User 26/05/2018 - 05:57
Well I copied and pasted it and it wont let me for some reason
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:57
ohk
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:57
But e50 does not show formula
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:58
will need data from other sheet as well
User 26/05/2018 - 05:58
User 26/05/2018 - 05:58
and what I am suppose to do is Employee Wage Information Bonus Information Employee Jim Jill Jake Jennifer Time 10% Hourly Wage \$52 \$50 \$47 \$48 Outcome 10% Table 1 - Painting Projects Job ID Estimated Hours Employee Hours Worked Hourly Wage Difficulty Quality Time Bonus? Outcome Bonus? Job Pay Time Bonus \$ Outcome Bonus \$ Total Pay Comments 1 50 Jim 54 \$52 1 3 FALSE TRUE \$2,808 \$0 \$281 \$3,089 Good Job 2 40 Jill 40 \$50 5 2 FALSE TRUE \$2,000 \$0 \$200 \$2,200 Too Much Time 3 80 Jim 86 \$52 4 3 FALSE TRUE \$4,472 \$0 \$447 \$4,919 Too Much Time 4 40 Jake 42 \$47 1 2 FALSE FALSE \$1,974 \$0 \$0 \$1,974 Good Job 5 80 Jim 78 \$52 3 1 FALSE FALSE \$4,056 \$0 \$0 \$4,056 Poor Quality 6 40 Jake 38 \$47 3 3 TRUE TRUE \$1,786 \$179 \$179 \$2,143 Too Much Time 7 50 Jim 51 \$52 3 3 FALSE TRUE \$2,652 \$0 \$265 \$2,917 Good Job 8 40 Jennifer 36 \$48 3 1 FALSE FALSE \$1,728 \$0 \$0 \$1,728 Poor Quality 9 50 Jim 48 \$52 3 2 TRUE FALSE \$2,496 \$250 \$0 \$2,746 Too Much Time 10 40 Jill 42 \$50 2 2 FALSE FALSE \$2,100 \$0 \$0 \$2,100 Too Much Time 11 70 Jake 74 \$47 2 1 FALSE FALSE \$3,478 \$0 \$0 \$3,478 Too Much Time 12 50 Jennifer 51 \$48 2 1 FALSE FALSE \$2,448 \$0 \$0 \$2,448 Poor Quality 13 70 Jennifer 70 \$48 2 1 FALSE FALSE \$3,360 \$0 \$0 \$3,360 Poor Quality 14 60 Jake 58 \$47 2 2 TRUE FALSE \$2,726 \$273 \$0 \$2,999 Good Job 15 70 Jake 66 \$47 3 3 TRUE TRUE \$3,102 \$310 \$310 \$3,722 Good Job 16 50 Jill 48 \$50 1 1 FALSE FALSE \$2,400 \$0 \$0 \$2,400 Poor Quality 17 50 Jennifer 47 \$48 1 2 TRUE FALSE \$2,256 \$226 \$0 \$2,482 Too Much Time 18 60 Jill 65 \$50 2 3 FALSE TRUE \$3,250 \$0 \$325 \$3,575 Too Much Time 19 60 Jill 61 \$50 2 3 FALSE TRUE \$3,050 \$0 \$305 \$3,355 Good Job 20 80 Jennifer 79 \$48 3 1 FALSE FALSE \$3,792 \$0 \$0 \$3,792 Poor Quality Table 3 - Employee Summary Table 2 - Touchup Projects Employee # of Jobs Total Hours Total Pay # of Touch-ups Cost Touch-ups Average Cost/Job True Cost/Hour Job ID Employee Difficulty Cost Jim 1 \$400 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 5 5 \$400 Jill 1 \$250 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 8 8 \$600 Jake 1 \$300 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 11 11 \$300 Jennifer 4 \$2,300 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 12 12 \$700 13 13 \$500 Table 4 - Project Summary by Difficulty 16 16 \$250 Difficulty # of Jobs Total Pay # of Touch-ups Cost Touch-ups Total Cost Average Cost/Job Average Hours/Job 20 20 \$500 1 4 \$9,944 \$9,944 \$2,486 2 7 \$21,315 \$21,315 \$3,045 3 7 \$21,104 \$21,104 \$3,015 4 1 \$4,919 \$4,919 \$4,919 5 1 \$2,200 \$2,200 \$2,200
User 26/05/2018 - 05:58
sorry hold on
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:58
paste data on sheet 2
User 26/05/2018 - 05:59
Use the Vlookup Function to complete the "employee" column of table 2. Use "job Id" from table 2 as your lookup_value(s) and table 1 as your reference.
User 26/05/2018 - 05:59
What data?
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:59
paste data on sheet 2
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:59
ok let me see
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 05:59
you need formula in cell b31?
User 26/05/2018 - 06:00
yes
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:00
See cell B31 now
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:01
Does it help?
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:01
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:01
You removed the formula in B31?
User 26/05/2018 - 06:01
Yes so why do I only do to C for the table array
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:02
It is because the emplyee name is in C and emplyee id is in A
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:02
i mean job id is in A
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:02
So our range is from A to C
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:02
3 denotes the 3rd column which is C in our range that we selected
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:03
from A to C, 3 denotes C which is emplyee name
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:03
Hence till C
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:03
Do you understand?
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:03
User 26/05/2018 - 06:03
Oh well that was what was getting me because it just said ref the table which I thought it was the whole thing
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:04
So now you understand what i told you?
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:04
Does that help?
User 26/05/2018 - 06:04
yes, that helps and why did you put the 0 at the end
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:04
0 means exact match
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:04
against the matching value emplyee name will be shown
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:05
Hope it helps
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:05
Please do give good rating and reviews..it really helps
User 26/05/2018 - 06:05
Oh okay, and if I was doing the VLookup for the difficulty
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:05
We have a policy of one question per session
User 26/05/2018 - 06:06
would I do A-F
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:06
Hope you understand
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:06
Yes exactly
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:06
You are absolutely correct
User 26/05/2018 - 06:06
okay, perfect thank you so much!!
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:06
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:06
or do you want me to make the formula?
User 26/05/2018 - 06:07
=VLOOKUP(A34,\$A\$6:\$F\$26,6,0)
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:07
Yes
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:07
Perfect
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:08
Please do give good ratings when you end the session
User 26/05/2018 - 06:08
I will!!
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:08
Have a great day
User 26/05/2018 - 06:08
You too
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:08
Take Care
Excelchat Expert 26/05/2018 - 06:08
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