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IF fx for comparing sheets. Need help

asked 2017-09-22 20:54:52 +0100

Acdane gravatar image

Hi, This is what I'm trying to figure out. I have Sheet1 that has an income statement colA name of accounts and I want numbers to go in ColD (this is where my formula will be) from Sheet2 .

Sheet2 colA has account names and ColB has a numbers. I want to compare the text between sheets 1 & 2 for colA , then if true then return the number from Sheet2 ColB.

This is the formula i tried bur got a =IF((A8:A70)=sheet2(A8:A70),sheet2(B3:B70),"--") . I get a 508 error code

Thanks Ann

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answered 2017-09-22 21:03:42 +0100

JohnSUN gravatar image

Dear Ann! It seems to me that you are looking for the VLOOKUP() function

Try this


Paste this formula to cell D8 and fill it down

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Hi, nope doesn't work. The A8 text is in Sheet2 but it is not returning the number I need. The columns in each sheet have different positions in which there's a label. e.g. In A8 in sheet 1 is labeled "loans" in sheet 2 A8 is labeled "Other Income". The return result is just a blank cell.

Acdane gravatar imageAcdane ( 2017-09-22 22:57:14 +0100 )edit

Wait I just figured it out . There was supposed to be a "." after Sheet not an "!". Great. it's fixed. Thak you so much you saved me hours of time. Ann

Acdane gravatar imageAcdane ( 2017-09-22 23:02:41 +0100 )edit

answered 2017-09-22 21:26:10 +0100

Acdane gravatar image

Hum Am i supposed to put something between the quotes? And what does the 2 mean? Anyway it does not work as is but thanks alot Ann

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2 mean "take the data from the second column" (in range A8:B70 column A is 1st, B - 2nd). You say that it does not work? Are you sure that the values in columns A on both sheets are the same? You can use short formula =VLOOKUP(A8;Sheet2!$A$8:$B$70;2;0) without quotes and IFERROR. But if no value is found, you'll see #N/A

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2017-09-22 21:49:51 +0100 )edit
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