# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Hi, I have big set of data, generated by different tables, and I like to prepare a formula that reads a cell, find a table that matches to that value, and find value which corresponds to a certain row and column!
Solved by V. Y. in 19 mins
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Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:24
Welcome, thank you for choosing Got It Pro-Excel! I'll be glad to assist you with your concern.
User 26/08/2017 - 11:24
thanks
User 26/08/2017 - 11:25
i never used ur service, can I paste here?
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:25
I understand that you need help with formulas to look up values
User 26/08/2017 - 11:25
correct
User 26/08/2017 - 11:25
and unfortunately I'm not an expert
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:25
Yes, you can paste the data on the sheet or you can also share the data if you want so we can help you with the formulas you need
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:26
no worries, I am here to help and guide you :)
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:26
There is a clip icon on the bottom of this chat, you can click that to share the file you need help on
User 26/08/2017 - 11:28
There are about 150 of different process steps, each is a table as you can see three of them here
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:29
Ok which ones we need to look up and where do the look up value goes?
User 26/08/2017 - 11:29
on another workbook, I would like to choose one of the values in column A, and enter 1-6 (from column C) and I would like to paste automatically the value from each of column E to Z
User 26/08/2017 - 11:29
that corresponds to the corresponding C column value,
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:30
Ok I've created Workbook 2
User 26/08/2017 - 11:30
ok
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:31
We can use this for now, but can you paste the data that is available in the 2nd workbook you are referring to?
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:32
Also, what would be the header of Column A?
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:34
Do you need the Duration as well in Workbook 2?
User 26/08/2017 - 11:36
see in workbook 2, I want to select process step, and sub step and I want the corresponding values in the columns from C-Z to be copied
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:38
Entering Explanation Phase
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:38
To resolve your problem, we will use VLOOKUP function
User 26/08/2017 - 11:38
ok
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:42
can you check row 24? does all your table have totals? it is missing in the 3rd table
User 26/08/2017 - 11:42
thats fine, it's not needed
Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:43
but I need the exact table format so we can apply the formula on how the actual looks like
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Excelchat Expert 26/08/2017 - 11:44
we are running out of time here

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