Vlookup Between Two Workbooks

Mar 30, 2007

I have looked through the forum and haven't been able to find an answer. I have two workbooks. One has a worksheet with two columns - the first column holds ID's, the second column has the names associated with them. My second workbook has a large table with many different fields and ID's only. I would like to use Vlookup to add the names to the second workbook.

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I am trying to do a Vlookup between 2 workbooks. I've tried a couple different ways and none seem to be working.

From the inventory workbook I need the Stator and Rotor SN's, O.D. and I.D. only for the ones that have the Status "SHOP" to come up on the Comparison Workbook.

Attached is the two workbooks.

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as a example,the drop down in workbook "band form" is a list of bands (list data also taken from showsales2013) ive got this bit working ok (i think ), each band is playing on a different day so i have used this formula to get the "date" from "showsales2013"


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I have around 700 workbooks in a folder on my PC.

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The "agent Id" column is common in both the master database.xlsx as well as those other workbooks also.

The thing i want to do is i need the data from the "reporting supervisor" which is in the master database.xlsx file to be available in the G column of the other 700 books ( i have attached only 4 sample books). The G column can be then named as "Reporting Supervisor". Since "Agent ID" is available in both files we can vlookup taking this as a base. I have attached the 4 sample files out of 700 as well as the master database file in a zip file.

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So I wanted to make her a macro to do it. So she exports 2 workbooks where the names change based off the date range she runs the data for.

I was thinking I wanted her to close excel completely, then run them in a specific order and do the vlookups based of Index Numbers.

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I have 5 worksheets in file Z on drive J which are full of VLOOKUP formulas pulling data from several files on drive K. Each worksheet pulls data from it's own file on drive K...ie, worksheet AB pulls all of it's data from file AB_2008, etc. On worksheet CD there are two rows which populate with #N/A when I open file Z, but if I open file CD_2008, the #N/A's automatically populate with the correct values. Any ideas??? I am not a programer but I have pretty fair excel skills...but this one has stumped me.

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Is it possible to VLookUp Data between multiple workbooks (12 different workbooks to be exact) in one master sheet?

I would like the master sheet to find the empty data for the item number. Basically, how can I automatically populate the empty data for each item number in the master sheet. Every item will be different. The 12 workbooks are invoices throughout the year (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, etc) and these workbooks have the data needed to fill the master sheet. How is this possible? Or is it not?

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The 12 workbooks are the 12 months out of the year, which are invoices.

- Contain the data needed in the master sheet such as sell date, sold price, and profit.

The reason I would like to keep the 12 invoices as workbooks instead of worksheets in 1 big file, is due to the high capacity of item numbers each monthly invoice would have. For example (approximately 500 items in each workbook)

I have for hours and weeks, actually months, But I haven't found any sources on the internet, although I have seen the VLook Up how to's on youtube between 2 workbooks, but not the 12 I would like.

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I've got 3 columns of formulas that end up doing what I need, but I'm thinking it could probably be done easier with VBA.

I have 1 book with a sheet I'll call Log & another book with a sheet I'll call Source. On the Log, column E has the first 9 characters of vendor names & /vendor number (ex: EDMUND FI/00250), along with other data out through column P. On Source, the vendor names are in C & a short code for their name is in A.

I need to compare the first 9 characters in Log col E with the first 9 characters in Source col C. When a match is found, I need to return the short code from Source col A. BUT - if there's a duplicate in either Source col C or A, instead I need to return the word VERIFY, preferably with the cell highlighted in red.

Right now, I have, on Source col L:

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This gives me the first 9 characters of the vendor name in L & the short code OR VERIFY in M

Then, in Log col R, I have an array formula:

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This gives me either the short code or VERIFY from Source M. Also, sometimes it doesn't find a match & it returns #N/A. Then I have to do Conditional Formatting to make the VERIFY cells red & I thought I'd make the error cells be yellow (although I haven't figured out the CF for that yet)

Is there a better way to do this with VBA? I'm working with Excel 2010; just got it & still figuring it out.

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