# IF(AND Function Using LOOKUP For Conditional Values

Dec 3, 2013
I'm new to excel and am attempting to use an IF(AND function that requires the use of two LOOKUP tables for the IF conditions, I have been unable so far to generate the answer I'm looking for.

I have a set of data in two columns, column A which has a series of dates from 1/09/2013 - 30/09/2013 (multiple for each date), and column F which has a series of 4 digit numbers (employee numbers). I also have two columns where I can enter in values for LOOKUP tables, one column for dates (O2:O4) and another for employee numbers (Q2:Q17).

What I am trying to achieve is a True/False answer in a final column for IF A2 = value from column (table) O2:O4, AND F2 = value from column (table) Q2:Q17. For the querry to be true the values in column A and column F must meet both conditions, be from a date in column O2:O4 and also be an employee from column Q2:Q17

=IF(AND(A2=LOOKUP(A2,O2:O4),F2=LOOKUP(F2,Q2:Q17),"Yes","No")

Currently I get a #NA error and I know its due to my formula not being anywhere near correct, as far as I can tell it's a result of the LOOKUP part of the formula I'm attempting to create, as it generates a #NA area when the data does not meet the criteria in the columns (tables), I have attempted to include a ISNA section to the formula to alter the result if the data does not meet the two conditions but when applied to the whole data set it only responds with a False answer even if the data meets both conditions.

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Apr 22, 2008

Data for once source

Column A shipping container numbers (alpha & numerical)

Column B the container size code

Column C relevant date of arrival

Data from another source

Column D shipping container numbers (alpha & numerical)

Column E the container size code

Column F relevant date of shipment

What I want is:

If Column A containers match with Column B containers Then in Column G the containers that matched and Column H the container size code

Column I the date of arrival

Column J the date of shipment

Vlookup seem to be an answer, but can’t get it to work. I am not good in VB, so may be formulas would be better Named range and IF & Match FORMULA may be?!! The list will be approximately 20,000 numbers long. Have attached the sample file.

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So all this is fine / completed, and the LOOKUP returns its theoretical length from the reference table. However, its actual material lengths will almost never match the theoretical length, so what I want to happen is for a conditional format to highlight the cell, to notify the user that they need to enter a manual value. The auto-looked up length is still useful a proposed build on the worksheet, but having it highlighted to ensure it is manually entered later is the objective.

The other thing is it can't just check if it's a formula, it has to check if it is a formula with a MATCH/LOOKUP function. E.g. it needs to be unhighlighted if someone has a basic formula, ie = 2*0.42 if there two of the item etc..

Hence, I was thinking of having a conditional formula that "format only cells that contain" and then format only cells with "specific text" and "containing" and "MATCH(" text function, however this doesn't seem to work.

Length cell formula:

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Easier to show formulas. This is an example of what I want to recreate:

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[Code] .........

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A B C D E

1 DAY 1DAY 2DAY 3DAY 4

2 AAA1638

3 BBB7325

4 CCC3847

5 DDD5562

This is what I have. Now I want to see, for each day which has the highest value. so it should return BBB for day 1, CCC for day 2, DDD for day 3 and AAA for day 1.The formula I am using:

=lookup(max(B2:B5),B2:B5,A2:A5)

=lookup(max(C2:C5),C2:C5,A2:A5)

=lookup(max(D2:D5),D2:D5,A2:A5)

=lookup(max(E2:E5),E2:E5,A2:A5)

Tell you what, it is giving me correct result for column B,C,D but not for E. The formula for column E should return AAA, but for some reason it is returning DDD.

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