# VLOOKUP -- Automatically Change Column Index

Oct 25, 2007

Is there a way to automatically change the column index number in the VLOOKUP formula when copying the formula to columns? For example, when I copy a VLOOKUP formula from column A to column B, the cell references will change, but the column index remains the same. I'd like the column index to be increased by 1.

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## Automatically Number An Index Column

Oct 24, 2005

I am working with a group of individuals that will be passing around an
excel spreadsheet to one another, and wanted to come up with a way to have
the 1st column act as an index, with the key component requiring that the
index column would automatically re-number itself, if someone entered a new
row.

A typical value in the first column looks like this: 8-5-012-005

Which in our case means that there are 4 series of number sets, separated by
dashes. So the first set is 8, the second 5, the third 012, and the fourth
005. The available range for the sets are 7 or 8 for the first, 5 through 9
for the second, and 0 through 130, and 0 through 200, respectively.

So the user can pick any of these ranges for when they decide to create a
new record (row).

Here is the way the spreadsheet columns currently look (always sorted by
Tract_ID):

Row-1 Tract_ID Parcel_ID
Row-2 7-5-065-105 01245787
Row-3 7-5-112-005 01245787
Row-4 8-5-012-005 01245787
Row-5 8-6-030-125 01245787

Now, here is the way I'd like to have the spreadsheet columns look with the
Index_No (can be either Numeric or Text - depending on your recomendations).
The sort order is based on 1st, the index number, then 2nd the Tract_ID:

Row-1 Index_No Tract_ID Parcel_ID
Row-2 1 7-5-065-105 01245787
Row-3 2 7-5-112-005 0126A560
Row-4 3 8-5-012-005 01005147
Row-5 4 8-6-030-125 01000541

Then, let's say the user wants to enter a new value like say, 7-5-105-021.
That value would need to go between Row-1 and Row-2, which, if they just
inserted the value in the row of their choice, would screw up the indexing.

What I need is a way to ALWAYS create an index (automatically), no matter
where they decide to put the value in the spreadsheet, AND it would update
all of the other Indexes as well (very important requirement).

So the end result would be this:

Row-1 Index_No Tract_ID Parcel_ID
Row-2 1 7-5-065-105 01245787
Row-3 2 7-5-105-021 00547419
Row-4 3 7-5-112-005 5126A560
Row-5 5 8-5-012-005 00005147
Row-6 5 8-6-030-125 00001541

## VLOOKUP / INDEX And MATCH For Second Value In Column?

May 1, 2014

If I have a column of data with a bunch of values (which can't be sorted & which is constantly changing so cant be broken into another column and then sorted) what formula do I need to output the second occurrence of a value in that column?

## Vlookup With More Than Single Column Index

Jan 22, 2010

Can Vlookup use multiple column index. How can I solve my problem depicted in attached file? Is there any solution?

## Vlookup With Variable Column Index

Apr 21, 2009

VLOOKUP(\$L4,'[mail.xls] new'!\$A\$6:\$AB\$261,6,FALSE)

Which gives me proper result...but the problem i m facing is i have many columns after L4 like M4, N4, O4 and so on....where i have to get the result.

So for that every time i have to paste the above formula and manually change the col_index_num i.e. 6 then 7,8,9 in every column where i use the above vlookup. So is there anyway that it will append the col_num_index by 1....i.e.

## VLOOKUP Table Array Equal Cell Name (change Automatically)

Jan 17, 2014

What I want is that I have a table like below (but it's long for 52 weeks) and long down with Vlookups. I want the formula with which I can just do the copy-paste and it will work. W1, W2.... are the sheet names with exactly the same formats inside.

A
B
C
D
E

5

W1
W2
W3
W4

6
Sales
10
#N/D!

[Code] .......

The base formula (for W1) is:
=Vlookup(\$a6;'W1'!\$A:\$B;2;0)

What I want, is the formula which instead of "W1" will write the sheet name which is in a row 5 (basically - cell name which is equal the sheet name), so with just dragging and moving the formula I will got the data from different sheets.

I tried this: =Vlookup(A6;'indirect("c5";1)'!\$A:\$B;2;0)

But I got #N/D! as in the example, instead of the numbers (yes, I put numbers into W1 and W2 sheets .

## Vlookup With Changing Column Index Numbers

Sep 25, 2009

I've 2 worksheets, Summary and Sales. I need to get the total sales figure from the "Sales" worksheet onto the Summary worksheet. Sales data are pasted onto the worksheet monthly. Tried using vlookup but problem is, the column containing the total sales figure may vary and I need to update the vlookup formula. Another problem is that sometimes the Total sales (the lookup value) is not in the first column. Tried using the Index and Match combo but cannot get it to work. I've attached a simple mock up to hopefully illustrate my case better. I believe the experts in this forum should find this rather easy!

## Using VLookup (But Reference A Cell As Column Index)

Aug 10, 2012

How can I do the following....if for example I have the following vlookup;

Code:
=vlookup(A12, 'sheet 2 \$A\$2:\$ID50\$, 3, false

How can I change the column index i.e. the 3, to reference to a cell.

Code:
=vlookup(A12, 'sheet 2 \$A\$2:\$ID50\$, H1, false

The above example doesn't work but I'm sure something can be done using TEXT or VALUE

## Putting Index Column - VLookup Does Not Pick Up Dates?

Apr 5, 2014

does it not like dates? i have columns of data and i wish to search it for each month and then print a months worth. here is part of the data. maybe vlookup does not like dates? i tried putting an index column on the left, 1,2,3,4... but it still would not pick up "Jun"

## VLOOKUP And Identifying Column Index With An Input Cell

Dec 1, 2009

Is there a way to reference a cell value instead of using a static value for col_index_num? For example - Instead of telling it to look in the 5th column of Sheet2, I would like it to look in the column were the heading (row 2) in Sheet2 is equal to the value of O2 in Sheet1.

Here's another example -

Normal formula: VLOOKUP(a2,Sheet2,5,FALSE)

What I'd like: VLOOKUP(a2,Sheet2,column where row 2 equals the value in 'Sheet1'!O2, FALSE)

## Excel 2003 :: Double Lookup (Index / Match Or VLookup) Within Same Column?

Mar 15, 2013

I have two spreadsheets, one with master file with original data and one that needs to pull in the original data. My issue is all the data to match off of is in the same column, and a number of other files link to the master file, plus it is used externally, so I cannot alter it, and I would rather not create a mock/copy file. Is there a formula that can look for 2 different items within the same column? Would prefer not to use VBA, but if that's the only option I'll take it. I am using Excel 2003.

Here is an example of the setup - I would need the formula to reference off the two different items/categories in the column, so lookup off the 'St. Louis' and following that, lookup off the produce items.

## Automatically Increment Column Number In Vlookup

Oct 29, 2009

I have the following formula. How can I change it so thst when copy/drag the column number automatically increments by 1

IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(\$A2,'Purchase Order Pivot Table'!\$5:\$500,67,FALSE)),0,VLOOKUP(\$A2,'Purchase Order Pivot Table'!\$5:\$500,67,FALSE))

## Vlookup To Automatically Recognize Column To Extract From

Jan 6, 2010

Supose I have the example in the attach file. If I try to "insert" a new column between cols "D" and "E" the vlookup results must remain the same.

## List - Query- The Value Into The D Column Should Change Automatically

Dec 11, 2007

I want whenever i select any dept in the B column say ID or Design... the value into the D column should change automatically...

say if i select in B5 as ID then D5 value should show me India

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## Automatically Change Formula Column Reference

Feb 7, 2008

In Sheet1,

C14 = Sheet2!D2
C15 = Sheet2!D3
C16 = Sheet2!D5

What i want to do is to change "D" to "E". Next time i run it, it will change from "E" to "G".

I want a macro to do it, so that I don't have to change it manually one by one. For some reason, when i try to use .formulaR1C1, the reference change, and I couldn't get it to work.

## Refresh AutoFilter Automatically When Any Change In Filtered Column

May 27, 2009

I read your reply to the thread below, and used your Worksheet_Calculate routine from it. It only works for the first sheet in my workbook. I have multiple sheets in the workbook, and when I run the routine on an activesheet other than the first sheet in the workbook, it doesnt work.

Is there a way to get this routine to work on a worksheet other than the first one in the book?

## Excel 2010 :: VLookup Result Blank If Column Index Number Is Blank

Mar 3, 2014

The below piece of code carries out a vlookup on a defined cells value and produces a result in sheet one, however if the column index number in sheet 2 (Database) is empty the result 00/01/1900 is produced.

I'm not sure how to say leave the result blank if the column index number is blank.

Excel 2010
Userform = Tab 1
Database = Tab 2

## Formulas By Using VLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, INDEX&MATCH Separately

Oct 8, 2009

I have this table

.......A.....B.....C....D
1.....I......a.....d.....g

2.....II.....b.....e.....h

3.....III....c.....f......i

As you can see, the number I has a,d,and g, II has b,e,and h, and III has c, f, and i

I want to make formula that if I make the input g it would return I, f would return III, and c would return III, and so on

I want to make four formulas by using VLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, INDEX&MATCH separately.

## Automatically Change The Point Name To Match The Point Name In Column

Dec 10, 2008

I have a pivot table as shown below which is pretty straight forward however I am trying to create a macro that will automatically change the point name to match the point name in column E then copy that resulting dispaly to another sheet then pick the next point name in line and do the same thing and repeat for 50 rows, so my end result will be 50 pivot tables ready for printing. I can do this manually but I am trying to make it automatic...BTW the point names in column E change everyday but the pivot table supports the name changes.

Option Explicit
Sub PointName()
Dim Ws As Worksheet
Dim Rng As Range, Cel As Range

Set Ws = ActiveSheet
Set Rng = Range(Cells(2, 7), Cells(Rows.Count, 7).End(xlUp))

For Each Cel In Rng
Ws.PivotTables("PivotTable1").PivotFields("Point Name").CurrentPage = Cel & " "

Ws.Columns("A:B").Copy
Sheets.Add
With ActiveSheet
.Paste
.Name = Trim(Cel)
.Range("A1").Select
End With
Next
Ws.Activate
End Sub

I turned it off for a while and when I turned it back on I am getting an error
Unable to set the _Default property of the PivotItem class

Debugger is highlighting

Ws.PivotTables("PivotTable1").PivotFields("Point Name").CurrentPage = Cel & " "

## How To Change Value Automatically If Change Products From Dropdown List

Jul 11, 2014

I want to change value if i change products from drop down list.....

For more information please find attached file: Book.xlsx‎

## Change Value Of Combobox And Automatically Change Values Of Other Comboboxes

Aug 13, 2012

I'm coding a userform where there are some comboxes which are popolated by values coming from Sheet2. Up to now I work it out (maybe its not elegant but it works).

Now I would like that when the user selects one combobox the values of the other comboboxes are set accordingly to the grid in Sheet2.

Please download the XLS file at: [URL]....

## VLOOKUP With INDIRECT (become Dynamic As The Table Array Part Of The Vlookup Will Change)

Aug 18, 2009

I have a Vlookup which I want to modify so that it can become dynamic as the table array part of the vlookup will change.

So the basic vlookup is as follows:
=VLOOKUP(\$R\$3,ATTRIBUTION_FACTSET!\$M\$60:\$P\$73,2,0)
but the data I am looking for wont always be in the range M60:P73.

So I tried to make it dynamic by doing the following:
=VLOOKUP(\$R\$3,INDIRECT("ATTRIBUTION_FACTSET"&"!M"&U1&":P"&V1),2,FALSE)
The idea being that U1 and V1 would be numbers that can change so in this case U1 would equal 60 and V1 would equal 73

This vlookup is giving me #N/A and no matter how I modify it I cannot get it to work.

## Row Index Number Increasing Automatically

Mar 29, 2007

I am doing a hlookup on a range (possibly over 100 rows). My formula is working but my problem is that it takes too much time to go and manually edit the formula to change the row index number and increase it by one. For example the row index number has to change in order to pull in the right data....eg 5,6,7,8 etc up to over 100. Is there a quick way to do this or do I have to manually enter the row index numbers in over 100 rows?

I am attaching a SAMPLE of data. The actual worksheet is much more larger.

Hlookup.xls

## Row Index Number Increasing Automatically

Mar 29, 2007

I am doing a hlookup on a range (possibly over 100 rows). My formula is working but my problem is that it takes too much time to go and manually edit the formula to change the row index number and increase it by one. For example the row index number has to change in order to pull in the right data....eg 5,6,7,8 etc up to over 100. Is there a quick way to do this or do I have to manually enter the row index numbers in over 100 rows?

I am attaching a SAMPLE of data. The actual worksheet is much more larger.

## Automatically List Values Using INDEX And MATCH?

Mar 21, 2014

I have created a sales pipeline list in a workbook. One of the sheets ("Contacted potentials") has the following setup:

A---------------------B---------------C----------------D
Company name--------Location--------Probability--------Total company sales

Rows 1, 2 and 3 have other information. The actual list starts at the 4th row.

In another worksheet ("Overview"), I want to create a list of companies that have agreed on working with us (displayed by a probability of 100%). This should preferably be done in column A. Furthermore, column B should list the total company sales for that specific company. I have tried this myself using INDEX and MATCH formulas, by using the following formula:

=INDEX('Contacted potentials'!\$A\$4:\$A\$1000,MATCH(100%,'Contacted potentials'!\$C\$4:\$C\$1000,0))

But this only displays one of the companies, not all those which have a probability of 100%.

Ps. it is possible to automatically update this list (by pressing F9) when a company's status changes to 100%?

## Index And Match - Data To Be Filled Automatically

Apr 4, 2012

I want to fill some data to be filled automatically but i am not getting the formula. here is what i want...

When i write customaer name in sold field (b3) all the entry should automatically be filled (g3 h3 i3 j3)in his credit account from (a3 c3 d3 e3).

Somehow i managed to get it work(for one field only) but there is a problem in my formula

Here is my formula =INDEX(A3,MATCH(\$L\$1,B3,0),0)

Note:- l is where i wrote customer name in leaves blank spaces when other customer name comes

## Vlookup / Index On 2 Criteria

Jan 13, 2009

I have tried the Vlookup formula, and also the index/match formules but I can't get my desired outcome. As you can see the setup is fairly simple. For turnover I want to lookup the values based on Period AND profit center This last bit is my problem, how to define a double criterium.

The idea is to choose the wanted latest estimate (cell B1) and that for turnover, discount etc the values are based on 2 criteria (periode and profit center)
I have also added the desired outcome to clarify my question.

## Vlookup OR Index And Match.

Oct 22, 2009

I have a worksheet that has numerical data in A1:A22. In E1:E61 I have set values in numerical order and in F1:F61 I have a letter or letters that correspond to E1:61.

I am trying to write a formula in B1 that will look at the value in A1 and then match it up in E1:E61 and then return the corresponding letter in F1:F61.

e.g: in A1 i have an INDEX and MATCH formula

## VLOOKUP Or INDEX Function?

Jan 27, 2010

I tried with the VLookup, and HLookup and neither one worked for me. I have a reference table with all the data, and then input sheet where I want to bring this data by using one of the excel function. ie. When I enter office name on the top of the input page, I would like the Tax ID # in cell C3 to fill in using the excel function from the data on the reference tab. Same with cell C14 & C15. see attached for an example.

## Combining IF And Either Vlookup Or Index

Apr 17, 2009

I think I need to combine functions to allow me to automate data entry from a table from another worksheet. If the Name entered in column A on Exp Breakdown matches a name in column A of Salary Breakdown I cannot seem to write a function to scan the table in Salary breakdown and lookup the percentage that person is paid from a specific program number. I have attached a sample worksheet to hopefully make it easier to understand.

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