VLOOKUP Vs Pivot TableJan 29, 2010
In creating a new sheet to allow for multiple piece of information to auto fill; I am struggling on a small VLOOKUP issue. On my parts information page (where the info is being pulled from) I want to be able to separate out data based on the manufacturer while still leaving enough open/blank space for future additions. My issue is that with VLOOKUP every time I add to the current list(s) of data, I have to re-sort to alphabetic in order for it to work right. This means that the separation I am looking for disappears for the most part. Maybe I am doing something wrong or I am missing something, which if so, do Pivot Tables work better for this situation?
How my sheet is working is the user can pick from a list of items, click a button and the item is then transferred to another page, when it transfers the corresponding cells on the transferee page will auto fill with the rest of the info in those cells, thereby displaying not only the item picked but all of the realative data with it.