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Excel formula

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by alpine11, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. alpine11

    alpine11 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone can help with probably simple formula, I'm just not that good on excel.

    I have a spreadsheet that in the first tab (call it x) has 2 colums for example name and phone number.
    On the second tab (call it Y) it also has 2 colums for example name and DOB.
    I would like to make a formula on colum 3, on X, that if the name matches the name on Y it will show the DOB.

    Is this possible

    Thanks
    :)
     
  2. jimr381

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    Look into the vlookup function. V stands for vertical. So basically it looks vertically through a list. This is the format of it.

    =vlookup(value to lookup,where to lookup the value, what column should be the end result, set this last section to false for your lookup since you want to look for an exact value isntead of a range)
     
  3. alpine11

    alpine11 Thread Starter

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    wow, thank you for such a quick reply.
    I think I played about with vlookup but couldn't get it to work.

    I will try again now I know it is the right thing to use.

    Thank you
    Much appreciated.
    :)
     
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