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I'm trying to figure out how to have a value found in column c placed into column d if the value in column a equals that found in column b.
Does that make sense?

Solved by I. H. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:44

Welcome, Thanks for choosing Got It Pro-Excel. I can help you with that problem.

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:44

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Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:44

Do you have sample data which we can use to illustrate how to solve this problem?

User
14/09/2018 - 01:44

thanks. sounds good

User
14/09/2018 - 01:46

I just put some in the document preview- can you see it?

User
14/09/2018 - 01:46

I will use that as an example

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:46

Okay.

User
14/09/2018 - 01:48

So, I want to know how to have the values in column D placed in column A if the value in column E is found in column B

User
14/09/2018 - 01:49

For example, the value in A2 should be '6' based on this data. Does that make sense?

User
14/09/2018 - 01:50

I'm looking for a formula I can use to make those values associated with the list in column E automatically appear in Column A based on the values in column b

User
14/09/2018 - 01:51

Does my question make sense?

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:51

I get you

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:51

Will you mind if you add another example to make this clearer?

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:53

What value should we have in cell A3?

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:53

7

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:53

?

User
14/09/2018 - 01:53

7

User
14/09/2018 - 01:54

correct

User
14/09/2018 - 01:54

A6 should be '1'

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:54

Okay.

User
14/09/2018 - 01:54

A4 should be empty (no value)

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:56

Based on what you’ve shared, you need a LOOKUP function which will find column B values in column E and then return their corresponding values in column D.

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:56

Do you believe that will address your problem?

User
14/09/2018 - 01:56

Yes. that sounds promising

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:57

Allow me formulate a formula that will solve this problem.

User
14/09/2018 - 01:57

Thank you!

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 01:57

Will be updating you in a couple of minutes.

User
14/09/2018 - 02:06

You still there?

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:06

Yeah, almost done...

User
14/09/2018 - 02:07

cool. no rush.

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:09

You said if it is not found, zero should be returned?

User
14/09/2018 - 02:09

Or just leave it blank, send me an error, something

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:10

Okay. Let's leave it blank.

User
14/09/2018 - 02:10

sounds good

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:11

Thank you once again for your patience.

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:11

The formula which works for the range provided is:

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:11

=IFERROR(INDEX($D$1:$D$10,MATCH("*"&B1&"*",$E$1:$E$10,0)),"")

User
14/09/2018 - 02:12

That looks awesome. Thank you!

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:12

Welcome.

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:12

Do you have any other questions about this problem and the solution?

User
14/09/2018 - 02:12

For the actual data set I'll be working, I can just change the column values and we should be good, right?

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:13

Yeah

User
14/09/2018 - 02:13

This is a fantastic service. I really appreciate all of your help and will definitely be back

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:13

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User
14/09/2018 - 02:14

Thank you. We are all set

Excelchat Expert
14/09/2018 - 02:18

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