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Hello I am trying to merge data are you able to help me? I have one column in a workbook that needs to be transfer to my master list

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Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:13

Welcome to Excelchat, I see that your question is about merging data in a master sheet.

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:14

I would need to see the sheet and understand what you need done to be sure I can help using basic EXCEL.

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:14

Can you upload your sheet?

User
11/10/2018 - 08:15

The file I am working with I quite large so it takes so time to load

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:15

You can just load part of it to see the structure and requirements.

User
11/10/2018 - 08:16

I tried that before and the expert wasn't able to help me completely

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:17

Yes, I saw RE_POST and the concern is you may need support beyond basic EXCEL.

User
11/10/2018 - 08:17

Ok everything is loaded

User
11/10/2018 - 08:18

The goal is to mark all of the names of people living at houses listed in sheet 2

User
11/10/2018 - 08:18

as Household support in sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:19

Are you able to upload an EXCEL file using the paper clip icon, in the chat box?

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:19

If not , I will load these sheets into EXCEL on my end.

User
11/10/2018 - 08:20

Ok you can do that but you must delete them when you are done because it is private information

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:20

We can review table structure here first to make sure I can help.

User
11/10/2018 - 08:20

When we did this last time only a fraction of the household supports came up as yes

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:21

What is the key field Sheet2 to Sheet1?

User
11/10/2018 - 08:21

I am trying to move data from sheet two to sheet one yes

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:22

But to do that, we need some common link between the 2 files.

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:23

I am guessing this was set up as a lookup KEY:

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:23

Woodson Street19- combo of street and number

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:25

If the street and number in SHEET 2 are found in SHEET 1, then update the Household Support column in SHEET 1-correct?

User
11/10/2018 - 08:25

Do whatever you think will make it work

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:27

Ok, let me look at a sample of the SHEET1 data and see what can be done on your very large sheet.

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:27

Please stand by.

User
11/10/2018 - 08:27

Alright

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:32

Sheet is very large and taking a while to setup

User
11/10/2018 - 08:32

I understand

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:33

Got the big one in, trying for sheet 2 now

User
11/10/2018 - 08:33

Ok thanks

User
11/10/2018 - 08:38

is it loaded yet

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:38

Yes, loaded and I think I see some problems we can fix.

User
11/10/2018 - 08:39

Thats great

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:40

I am a little worried that maybe the size prevented the lookup? It looks to be a very basic formula.

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:41

Lets make sure the Sheet2 table is setup correctly, then you copy the formula in your version of the sheet.

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:41

This is too large to pass back and fortth

User
11/10/2018 - 08:42

Ok can you do it all on your end and then send me a file ?

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:42

I can try, but size is going to be a challenge

User
11/10/2018 - 08:43

Is there anything I could do to help

User
11/10/2018 - 08:46

...

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:46

Get a smaller file, but no. I am testing now.

User
11/10/2018 - 08:49

ok

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:50

Still testing

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:53

I am not getting an YES entries , other than the test entry I created.

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:53

I will keep testing

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:55

Ok, the problem is the address data is not consistent-at least one test problem

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:56

Sheet 2 example: Willow Creek Circle
Trying to match : WILLOW CREEK CIR
in SHEET 1.

User
11/10/2018 - 08:57

Right I can see that

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:57

I am afraid the data would need to be cleaned up to match

User
11/10/2018 - 08:58

Ok the first guy that helped me was able to match 1200

User
11/10/2018 - 08:58

but there were many missing which could be clearly manually identified as being a yes because they matched

User
11/10/2018 - 08:58

to fix that is all I am asking

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:58

The expert must have done some data clean up

User
11/10/2018 - 08:59

=IF(IFERROR(VLOOKUP(E2&F2,Sheet2!$C:$D,1,0),"No")="No","No","Yes")

User
11/10/2018 - 08:59

He used this

User
11/10/2018 - 08:59

no he did not

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 08:59

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(E5869&F5869,Sheet2!$C$2:$D$3470,2,FALSE),"No")

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:00

same formula, more or less

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:01

The FALSE is the same a zero in the first formula, means EXACT match.

User
11/10/2018 - 09:01

Can you give me the best formula you have now and let me try

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:02

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(E5869&F5869,Sheet2!$C$2:$D$3470,2,FALSE),"No")

User
11/10/2018 - 09:03

Can you give me a formula to count the yes please

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:03

Sheet 2 needs clean up first. Make sure cois are sorted , since text data,

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:04

The Yes data in SHeet 1?

User
11/10/2018 - 09:04

the old formula may have loaded more yes values I want to check it now

User
11/10/2018 - 09:04

the yes data in sheet 1 yes

User
11/10/2018 - 09:06

?

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:07

1226 in the current sheet

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:08

We are running out of time. I can try an INDEX/match formula, that may have better memory performance.

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:08

I can work that and clean up off-line and send to you via site support.

User
11/10/2018 - 09:09

Try the index now

User
11/10/2018 - 09:09

and then we can clean up offline

User
11/10/2018 - 09:12

Hey hurry up I dont want to run out of time

Excelchat Expert
11/10/2018 - 09:12

Ok, let me try

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