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Solved: Excel: Automating select, copy, find, paste in order

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by wazza330, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. wazza330

    wazza330 Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2013
    Hi everyone,

    There are two excel sheets I'm working on. The first is made up of 300 names of programs, one each row, and with 2 additional columns with version numbers and extra info. The second is a lot alike, but has about 100 rows and has 2 columns with different information from the first.


    Adobe premiere , 6.0.2, video-editing software

    Around 50 of these programs match by name (they are both in sheet 1 and 2), and i would like to import extra information about all matching programs from sheet 2 into sheet one, next to the existing information. That would mean that 50 or so rows have 2 additional columns and that about half of sheet 2 is left unmatched.

    By hand, this means copying the names from sheet 2, finding a match in sheet one, then copying the 2 columns from sheet 2 and pasting them in the corresponding location in sheet 1. I hope there might be a better way to do this. Does anyone know a way?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. 20_2_Many


    Jun 29, 2012
    Please use the Go Advanced button below to attach a copy of your workbook, and let us know what version of Excel you are using.
  3. Garf13LD


    Apr 17, 2012
    Vlookup is a possible solution.
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