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