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I need Vlookup help across 2 workbooks into one other main workbook and can't figure out what i'm doing wrong!

Solved by G. E. in 19 mins

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Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:08

Hello

User
03/08/2018 - 10:09

Hi :) I need to write a vlookup to cross reference 2 columns from one workbook with one column on another and provide a match

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:10

Is it possible for you to share the sheet?

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:11

Are you still there?

User
03/08/2018 - 10:12

give me 2 seconds and i'll upload it

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:12

Ok

User
03/08/2018 - 10:16

So I need to find out the lease end date from book 2 for all serial numbers in book 1

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User
03/08/2018 - 10:16

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Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:18

Please go to book 1

User
03/08/2018 - 10:18

yes

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:18

since it is a vlookup between 2 files so we have to define the path on your computer

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:19

I will tell you how to write the formula and you do it.

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:19

would that be fine?

User
03/08/2018 - 10:19

thanks

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:19

Click on cell B2

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:19

FIRST CELL WHERE WE NEED FORMULA

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:19

=VLOOKUP(A2,

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:19

and type this.

User
03/08/2018 - 10:20

ok

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:20

after typing this goto book2 and click on A on the top - keeping mouse pressed select B also

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:21

basically we are selecting both the columns.

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:21

then type

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:21

,2,false) and press enter

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:22

?are you with me on this

User
03/08/2018 - 10:22

when I go to the next sheet and try to select the first cell it tells me i've entered too few arguments

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:22

Ok.

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:22

press escape

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:22

go on book 1

User
03/08/2018 - 10:24

ok i'm starting again

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:24

Try this

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Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:24

I have put the formula.

User
03/08/2018 - 10:24

thank you!

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:25

Is it working?

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:26

if it is showing 0 that means, it has found the match but the return cell is empty

User
03/08/2018 - 10:26

just trying now

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:26

if it is showing #n/a means it didnot find the match

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:26

please extend the session so that I can explain the formula.

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:26

=VLOOKUP(A2,[Book2.xlsx]Sheet1!$A:$B,2,FALSE)

User
03/08/2018 - 10:27

that's perfect thank you!

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:27

Great

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:27

Do you need help understanding the formula.

User
03/08/2018 - 10:27

I think I have it

User
03/08/2018 - 10:27

thank you!

Excelchat Expert
03/08/2018 - 10:27

Please do provide good feedback.

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