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I need to look up data from two different sheets. I need to reference data in one column on one sheet with data in one column on another sheet. Then if they match have a Yes filled in on a separate column in the second sheet.

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Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:25

HI

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:25

It's pleasure to help you today.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:25

hello

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:25

You wan to check, whether the data exists in another sheet or not?

User
06/08/2018 - 06:25

I have two sheets and i need to see if the data matches

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:26

Ok. I am giving an example.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:26

then if they match i need a new column to say yes

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:27

I am working on the example. Please review.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:27

oh sorry i meant from two different workbooks

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:27

You have to open the workbooks and link to the range.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:29

=if(iferror(MATCH(A1,Sheet2!A:A,0),0)>0,"Yes","No")

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:29

=if(iferror(MATCH(A1,Sheet2!A:A,0),0)>0,"Yes","No")

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:29

Please check the formula.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:29

but is it possible to just do it for the entire column?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:29

When you are selecting Sheet2 A column in the formula, please select it from other workbook.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:30

You can check it for one cell and copy down the formula for all the rows.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:30

so where do i enter the fomula?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:31

Please enter in the column B. Where is your data located?

User
06/08/2018 - 06:31

oh wait

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:31

I have given an example, where the data is present in column A

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:31

If it is different column, it need to be changed accordingly.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:32

its in column f in one sheet and coiumn a in the next and the yes would go in column d

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:34

Ok. You want to check the value in column F and place the result in column D?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:34

=if(iferror(MATCH(F1,Sheet2!A:A,0),0)>0,"Yes","No")

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:34

Add this formula in column D1.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:34

And please check the sheet2 (that is sheet name).

User
06/08/2018 - 06:34

i need to check and see if column f in one workbook match column a in the second workbook and then have that yes go in column d of the second workbook

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:36

=if(iferror(MATCH(A1,[workbook name]Sheet2!F:F,0),0)>0,"Yes","No")

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:37

After writing the formula in column D in second workbook, Please remove [workbook]sheet2F:F, and select the workobook and select column F.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:38

[workbook name]Sheet2!F:F. In this add file name instead of workbook name and change the sheet name instead of sheet3.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:39

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[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:39

Please check for example, how the formula is specified.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:42

ok i am having trouble

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:42

Did you open the second workbook?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:42

And what is the file name?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:42

What is the tab name?

User
06/08/2018 - 06:42

is is possible to give you google doc links?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:43

What is Google Doc Links?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:43

You are looking for solution dealing with 2 workbooks?

User
06/08/2018 - 06:45

the first workbook is called FS18: San Francisco Registration and the tab is called registrants and on column f we need to see if that value matches the second workbook's column A then if they match we put the yes in column d of the second workbook

User
06/08/2018 - 06:47

yes i am looking for a solution dealing with 2 workbooks

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:47

=if(iferror(MATCH(A1,'[FS18: San Francisco Registration.xlsx]registrants'!F:F,0),0)>0,"Yes","No")

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:48

As, there are spaces in the file name, i have added single quotes.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:48

Please check single colours Before [FS18

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:48

and after registration.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:49

,'[FS18: San Francisco Registration.xlsx]registrants'!F:F,

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:49

I hope, the file extension is xlsx. If it is csv or xlsm or xls. Please change the format accordingly.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:50

it is in a web based spreadsheet

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:50

Is it in google sheets?

User
06/08/2018 - 06:50

yes

User
06/08/2018 - 06:51

is it possible to share my google sheet links with you then you can insert the forumla?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:51

I am sorry, it is difficult to deal with it. As, i don' have spreadsheet link, etc.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:51

Please share the links.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:52

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yDb4P6d9zIHGr-IBhgVfkqLaO2vKkVjYkGWqRXvYe9Q/edit?ts=5b62d331#gid=639680768

User
06/08/2018 - 06:52

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XnLcCs5QPuWkLhExlRJcm74LX5S5lR2TvjS7LYJUU4o/edit?ts=5b62d306#gid=0

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:52

it does not have access.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:52

As per the policies, we can't work on such type of files.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:53

We can't share personal info.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:53

ok i only have acess to view and not share

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:53

Or you have to make sure, you are sharing to general.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:53

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yDb4P6d9zIHGr-IBhgVfkqLaO2vKkVjYkGWqRXvYe9Q/edit?usp=sharing

User
06/08/2018 - 06:54

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XnLcCs5QPuWkLhExlRJcm74LX5S5lR2TvjS7LYJUU4o/edit?usp=sharing

User
06/08/2018 - 06:54

i think those should work

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:54

I have same problem.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:54

It says access denied.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:54

ok

User
06/08/2018 - 06:55

then im not allowed to share

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:55

Ok. Is it from Office?

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:55

May be there could be the case.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:55

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to share the file.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:56

However, you have to use importrange function.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:56

Pleas check importrange function and replace the range you want to check.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:56

In Import range, there are 2 arguments.

User
06/08/2018 - 06:57

sorry im very confused

User
06/08/2018 - 06:57

i dont understand

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:57

In Google sheets, you have to use import range instead of workbook part in the formula provided.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:58

Please type =Importrange("

User
06/08/2018 - 06:58

wait please

User
06/08/2018 - 06:58

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b0TSpdoiPo24o7fmyu8_CBqGhzGUE3gwLLbihEqFFc0/edit?usp=sharing

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:58

It guides to get the range.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 06:59

I can see the file with view only permission.

User
06/08/2018 - 07:00

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10gb7b8DC6mYutNU_dizG_Qr81ps8DQ39XIxY5z5CENw/edit?usp=sharing

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:01

I can see view only permissions.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:01

Please enable to update the formula.

User
06/08/2018 - 07:01

ok so in the the fs 18 workbook i need to see if column f matches column a in the nr500 workbook and if it does have the yes go in to column d of the nr500 workbook

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:02

Ok.

User
06/08/2018 - 07:02

you should be able to update the forumla now

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:04

I have same problem.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:04

However, i will try writing the formula here.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:06

=if(iferror(MATCH(A1,IMPORTRANGE("https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b0TSpdoiPo24o7fmyu8_CBqGhzGUE3gwLLbihEqFFc0/edit#gid=0","Sheet1!F:F"),0),0)>0,"Yes","No")

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:07

=if(iferror(MATCH(A2,IMPORTRANGE("https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b0TSpdoiPo24o7fmyu8_CBqGhzGUE3gwLLbihEqFFc0/edit#gid=0","Sheet1!F:F"),0),0)>0,"Yes","No")

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:07

Please copy this formula in D2 cell.

User
06/08/2018 - 07:08

but it is only comparing 1 cell right? i want to apply it across the entire columns

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:08

Please copy down the cell.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:09

Select the cell. Copy it using ctrl+C

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:10

Select other bottom cells from D3 onwards and paste it using ctrl+V

User
06/08/2018 - 07:11

well some of these should be marked as yes

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:12

Please give an example, where it is matching.

User
06/08/2018 - 07:14

oh i see

User
06/08/2018 - 07:14

some of the company names don't exactly match

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:15

Ok. Please check it when they match exactly.

User
06/08/2018 - 07:15

in one sheet it may be called credit karma inc and the other it is Credit Karma, Inc.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:15

Ok. Got It. Please update the info to match them.

User
06/08/2018 - 07:16

now it works

User
06/08/2018 - 07:16

thank you so much for all of your help!

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:16

You are welcome.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:16

Great to hear it.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:16

Please visit Got IT Pro

User
06/08/2018 - 07:17

will just have to do some data clean up to ensure they all match

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:17

Finally, i could able to clear it.

Excelchat Expert
06/08/2018 - 07:17

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