Finding Exact Matches Using Vlookup

Jul 24, 2006

I am getting #N/A errors even when I have an apparently exact match in my
table array to the lookup value. I know that excel requires the formats to
be exactly the same and I can force the match if I copy the lookup value from
my table array and paste it into the worksheet. Is there an easy way to
"fix" my table array. The table array is a reference worksheet I have
created which has worked in the past.

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However, if there is not an exact match to the code in A2, it returns the wording for the next closest code.

Is there a way to make it so that it will only return the wording for the exact match and return "invalid code" if the number in A2 is not found on the list on the "Codes" sheet?

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Mar 14, 2008

Most likely another very basic on...

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I got this VBA code that checks for the string in worksheet 2, column B, but it is a Instr, and I need a exact match and only the exact match. Is this difficult to modify and how?

Or would this be a regular array function?

(I would not need a macro, since the data change constantly and I prefer function as they update easily)

Function matchArray(ByVal testString As String, ByVal dataRange As Range, Optional IndexNum As Long) As Variant
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Note: The part number in every cell in column G is the only thing that is in each cell in that column. However just to warn you that the part number in every cell in column L is at the beginning of each cell, followed by a space and then a description of the part.

Once it has done the above, I would also like this macro code to open a worksheet called 'partnumbers.csv' in drive C:. It should then compare the part numbers in column A of this file with the part numbers in the above worksheet ('hits.csv'). The cells in Column D of the file 'partnumbers.csv' all contains a price. Where the macro finds an exact match on the part numbers in these 2 files, it should copy the price from the cell in column D in the file 'partnumbers.csv', into Column K of the other file, 'hits.csv' where the match exists.

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What I would like to do now is if Sheet 1 returns "Yes" then the corresponding value from Sheet 2 would be returned to Sheet 1 Col J.

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Okay, so I have this project for my accounting computer applications class. I'm making it so much arder on myself than what it probably should be. But anyways, this project is a four year plan spreadsheet for the business/accounting division of the school. Inside the spreadsheet is a page that has 15 different tables, representing 5 years with 3 semesters each, fall spring and summer. On the requirements for the major chosen, I would like it to automatically recognize if the class has been placed in the semesters tables and recognize all of the information needed. The only problem is, a single vlookup only allows one table per cell but I need all 15.

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Feb 1, 2013

I have a work book with 2 sheets and am trying to compare 2 columns in sheet 1 with 2 colums in sheet 2. In both the sheet one column among the 2 is off date and other one is some numbers.

I am looking for formula or macro which would compare the cols and highlight if date is common in sheet 1 and 2 and if so then it should compare the corresponding number from sheet 2 to sheet.

I am aware the above can be done using vlookup but in my case the numbers in sheet 2 are not exactly same. it would be withing a range of +300 to -300. Below is the example

Sheet 1



[Code] ....

Sheet 2



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Oct 3, 2011

I'm trying to restructure a list of files at work into a format that makes some sort of sense and can be filtered into useful information.

Part of what I need to do, is match up all the drawing numbers that a certain project references. The numbers are formatted like "####A##" ex. 1234A01,1234A02,5678A01, etc. The cells that I need to extract drawing numbers from contain some description or other text (not just the drawing number) so I need to extract the drawing number from that cells value. (Ex. I need to get the drawing number 1234A01 from a cell whose value is "blah blah 1234A01 blah blah blah")

I was thinking I could just search the string for "####A##" but I'm not really sure how....I tried instr, but I think its searching for the literal value of "####A##" rather than treating the # characters as wildcards...

I tried:

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I am trying to use the vlookup fxn to display employee names according their in-time (10:30 for this example). I have multiple employees in at 10:30 so I need to find a way using vlookup to accomplish this.

This is a sample of my Master worksheet showing the schedule for all employees (Cell used for this example is D16):

My vlookup formula for finding the first match for a 10:30 in-time:

DanielleSmithBARBAR5:30C15DemirSmith5:0016DerekSmith10:305:00OC5:0011:30CExcel 2010

The other worksheets in this workbook are various Floorplans depending on how many employees are scheduled that day with a column designated to the employee's name(B), and a column for their in-time (C). Here is a sample of the '8 Server Floorplan':

8 ServersABCDEFGHIJ52Derek10:3023243334632625353674Anna11:30C272892938511:30C4142615196#
VALUE!10:3043446352Excel 2010Worksheet FormulasCellFormulaB7=VLOOKUP(C7,Master!D4:W38,20,FALSE)A5=A4+1B5=VLOOKUP(C5,Master!D4:$W$38,20,FALSE)

Finding the first 10:30 match with vlookup is fine, my issue starts when trying to find the next 10:30 match, since vlookup only finds the first match (this is happening in B9).

Here is the sample of cells showing my formulas for finding the address of the first '10:30' match from my initial vlookup fxn (O5 and P5):

8 ServersOP3Cell Loc.Cell Loc. + 145D16D1767D1189Excel 2010Worksheet FormulasCellFormulaO5=ADDRESS(ROW(Master!$D$4:$D$38)+MATCH(C5,Master!$D$4:$D$38,0)-1,COLUMN(Master!$D$4:$D$38),4)P5=ADDRESS(ROW(Master!D4:D38)+1+MATCH(C5,Master!D4:D38,0)-1,COLUMN(Master!D4:D38),4)P7=ADDRESS(ROW(Master!D4:D38)+1+MATCH(C7,Master!D4:D38,0)-1,COLUMN(Master!D4:D38),4)

I thought by just finding the address of the first match (Master!D16), incrementing it by 1 (=D17) and plugging the cell containing this formula (P5) into my data range, that it would force the vlookup formula to adjust its data range from D4:W38 to D17:W38. This, in turn would then find the first match for 10:30 and so on for anyother identical in-times...

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Jun 22, 2009

I am trying to connect a special date and a price to a special name (please see the attached file).

In sheet 1 I have the following:
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- In column B I have a set of different dates.
- In column C I have a set of different prices on bonds that off course refers to the different names at their respective dates.

In rest of the sheets I want an overview of the different bonds, and what their prices are at the exact date. The problem is that if I use the vlookup it is only the first value that will be extracted. How can I get all of the prices corresponding to the different dates to the correct bond. I also want the possibility to update this every day.

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I have attached the excel sheet as well. This is what I am trying to accomplish:

1) I want to find exact matches in set 1 and set 2 and highlight it or do something to show that a match was found. The challenge is the data in set 1 can occur anywhere in set 2.

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