#### Looking up and matching data

```I have two sets of data with the same information but not in the same order
and am trying to match the data.  In each data set I have 10 pools containing
100 loans.  Each pool has a unique ID and each loan within the applicable
pool has an ID of 1 to 100.  I need to look up the Pool ID, then look up the
loan ID so that I can extract the property type information from a third
column.  The Pool ID and property type is text but the loan ID is a number.

I am struggling to put together the right combination of formulas to give
the property type for each loan within each pool.  Any suggestions would be
greatly appreciated.
```
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5/6/2008 3:53:02 PM
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```Create a 'cheater' column in each of your 2 sets of data.
The cheater column combines the pool id and the loan id.
Ex: Assume pool id is in Col A and loan id is in Col B and the data starts
in row 2.
In your cheater column, in row 2 put the formula =A2 & B2
Now use a vlookup( ) formula to look up the property type info

Hope this helps,
Sincerely,
Gary Brown

"HRHRLBS" wrote:

> I have two sets of data with the same information but not in the same order
> and am trying to match the data.  In each data set I have 10 pools containing
> 100 loans.  Each pool has a unique ID and each loan within the applicable
> pool has an ID of 1 to 100.  I need to look up the Pool ID, then look up the
> loan ID so that I can extract the property type information from a third
> column.  The Pool ID and property type is text but the loan ID is a number.
>
> I am struggling to put together the right combination of formulas to give
> the property type for each loan within each pool.  Any suggestions would be
> greatly appreciated.
```
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Brown (37)
5/6/2008 5:26:02 PM
```Gary,

Thank you - very helpful.  Now if I can just figure out why I get #Value!
result when I combine the two columns I can move ahead.

"Gary Brown" wrote:

> Create a 'cheater' column in each of your 2 sets of data.
> The cheater column combines the pool id and the loan id.
> Ex: Assume pool id is in Col A and loan id is in Col B and the data starts
> in row 2.
>      In your cheater column, in row 2 put the formula =A2 & B2
> Now use a vlookup( ) formula to look up the property type info
>
> Hope this helps,
> Sincerely,
> Gary Brown
>
>
> "HRHRLBS" wrote:
>
> > I have two sets of data with the same information but not in the same order
> > and am trying to match the data.  In each data set I have 10 pools containing
> > 100 loans.  Each pool has a unique ID and each loan within the applicable
> > pool has an ID of 1 to 100.  I need to look up the Pool ID, then look up the
> > loan ID so that I can extract the property type information from a third
> > column.  The Pool ID and property type is text but the loan ID is a number.
> >
> > I am struggling to put together the right combination of formulas to give
> > the property type for each loan within each pool.  Any suggestions would be
> > greatly appreciated.
```
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HRHRLBS (2)
5/7/2008 6:19:27 PM

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