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Excel VLOOKUP Query – Matching data from 2 spreadsheets

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Hoping someone can help, as it is driving me crazy.

I have Spread sheet 1 with the columns Product Name and Price, I have spread sheet 2 with the column Product Name.

I need to use the VLOOKUP formula to match the product names and put the prices in spread sheet 2.

I keep getting the formula backwards, Can anyone help please?

My current formula in spread sheet 2 column B is:

=VLOOKUP(A2,'[spreadsheet 1.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A$2:$A$215,1,FALSE)
How to&Answers:

Try:

=VLOOKUP(A2,'[spreadsheet 1.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A:$B,2,FALSE)

Answer:

Personally I prefer INDEX and MATCH, especially with an unsorted list:

=INDEX('[spreadsheet 1.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A$2:$A$215,MATCH(A2,'[spreadsheet 1.xlsx]Sheet1'!$B$2:$B$215,0))