Column 1 in my spread sheet contains text (just 1 word), 2nd column numbers and column 3 will have those numbers in specific order.

Example:

```
cell values
A3 aaaa
A4 bbbb
A5 cccc
A6 dddd
A7 eeee
A8 ffff
B3 11
B4 22
B5 33
B6 44
B7 55
B8 66
```

I want cell C3 to search the whole column A for a word `ffff`

and once it found it, it would copy a value of the cell next to it in column B. So if the word `ffff`

was in cell A8 the cell C3 would be `66`

as B8=66. If `ffff`

was in A5 than C3 would be `33`

etc. After that I want C4 to find a word `cccc`

in column A and copy value from next cell in column B and so on. Does anyone know how can I do it? Can this be done without using macros?

You can use `VLOOKUP`

function, e.g. in C3

`=VLOOKUP("ffff",A:B,2,FALSE)`

the 2 tells Excel to return the value from column 2 of the specified range (A:B) and FALSE means that only exact matches are considered – see Excel help for more on VLOOKUP

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