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HOW TO USE VLOOKUP FOR ENTIRE SHEETWORK AND MULTIPLE TABS?

Solved by T. Y. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:09

Hi welcome!

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:10

You have a question on Vlookup use on multiple sheets?

User
31/05/2018 - 01:10

Hi

User
31/05/2018 - 01:10

yes

User
31/05/2018 - 01:10

My project is for reporting

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:11

There are no differences in the syntax of the VLOOKUP formula for other sheets.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:11

We just need to make sure the limitations of VLOOKUP are not getting in the way.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:11

Do you have a sheet you can upload?

User
31/05/2018 - 01:13

no, because it confidential

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:13

Or an example with dummy data?

User
31/05/2018 - 01:14

i have multiple sheets like this with different data

User
31/05/2018 - 01:17

can you see what i am pasting in excel now

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:17

ok, I can try to add some dummy data

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:17

No, I was pasting

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:17

What sheet?

User
31/05/2018 - 01:17

1

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:17

ok

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:18

and sheet 2

User
31/05/2018 - 01:18

yes

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:18

and 3

User
31/05/2018 - 01:18

yes

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:19

So where is the formula -sheet 4?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:20

Ok, what information do you need from each sheet?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:21

For VLOOKUP to work , regardless of sheet count, the KEY field must be on the far left.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:21

VLOOKUP only goes right--->

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:22

right accross columns

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:22

HLOOKUP goes down rows.

User
31/05/2018 - 01:22

oky

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:23

IN this setup easy to VLOOKUP using ITEM

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:24

Sheet does not matter. A least in EXCEL, not always 100% sure on this view screen.

User
31/05/2018 - 01:25

i want every count that i do for every month transfer to another worksheet relating to the excat item

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:25

every count means?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:26

Item is column c?

User
31/05/2018 - 01:26

no b

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:27

B is all same value

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:27

you mean count how many = APOLLO?

User
31/05/2018 - 01:27

yes

User
31/05/2018 - 01:28

go to sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:28

Yes, see 3 in column B = APOLLO

User
31/05/2018 - 01:28

we have the Apollo in different colour

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:29

Column C

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:29

So just count column b or ??

User
31/05/2018 - 01:30

i want total for all the 3 colorus to be tansfered to another work sheet that tells my boss how many we have sold in a month

User
31/05/2018 - 01:31

which is lighlighted in red

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:31

I think you just need a PIVOT table

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:32

Count or ADD values in a table base on attributes Like APOLLO and COLOR.

User
31/05/2018 - 01:33

how ?

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:34

You mean how with many sheets or just a single PIVOT?

User
31/05/2018 - 01:35

Many sheets please

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:36

Ok, that is way beyond the simple VLOOKUP question posted.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:37

and can't be done in this viewer-advanced PIVOT functions required.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:37

I can take these 3 sheets and work in EXCEL off-line and have site support send to you .

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:38

But given this is just sample data , it may be hard for you to replicate.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:38

Are you familar with PIVOTS?

User
31/05/2018 - 01:38

yes

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:39

Ok, then you get the issue. You want a cross tab report accross mutliple sheets and then PIVOT.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:39

Other option , I think may work here. is if all sheets are structured the same , consolidate into 1 summary sheet and then PIVOT.

User
31/05/2018 - 01:40

Thank for your help can i speak to you later

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:40

Either way some work to be done. and I would have to do that off-line.

User
31/05/2018 - 01:40

Are you in Australia

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:40

Yes, try the consolidate then PIVOT

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:41

No i am in the US. I think I am allowed to say that.

User
31/05/2018 - 01:41

oh i was about to ask you if youy do coruses for excel

User
31/05/2018 - 01:42

courses ***

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:42

I just support this chat line which is student 1 question formula stuff. You can go to various FREELANCE sites for more advanced and lengthy support.

User
31/05/2018 - 01:44

look i will be back

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:44

You can re-post your question and I am confident anyone on this line can assist you.

Excelchat Expert
31/05/2018 - 01:44

Ok, have a great day there!

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