# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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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.
Solved by M. L. in 53 mins
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Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 06:25
HI
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 06:25
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
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
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
.
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
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 06:43
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
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
User 06/08/2018 - 06:52
User 06/08/2018 - 06:52
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
User 06/08/2018 - 06:54
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
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
User 06/08/2018 - 06:58
User 06/08/2018 - 06:58
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
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
Excelchat Expert 06/08/2018 - 07:07
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
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
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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