#### Royally Confused!!

```Hello all...
here is my situation:
On Sheet2 of my workbook I have a set of data that starts at B3:B9. Next to
column "B" I have column "C-F" with data that corresponds to each row of
"B".
For example:

B2=Stock C-F2=price,PE, etc...

I have highlighted the stocks listed in column "B" and defined a name for
them.

On Sheet1 I have gone through the validation and set up the pull down menu
where I can select the stock from Sheet2.

But my question is how can I set it up so that when I choose the a stock
from the pull down list in the adjacent columns it returns the values from
columns C-F?

I know this is a round about way to ask a question, I just want to provide
as much information as possible.

Thank you all so much,
Confused Man

```
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```Try using VLOOKUP

=vlookup(your pull down cell here,data table on sheet2,column
number,false)

you will need to sort your data on sheet 2 into ascending order of
column B

Hope this helps

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8/2/2005 9:19:20 AM
```Hi, I think you can use the lookup formula to do this. The formula in sheet 1
will be =VLOOKUP(\$A1,Sheet2!\$B\$3:\$F\$9,COLUMNS(\$A\$1:B1),FALSE). Hope this
works.

Confused Man wrote:
>Hello all...
>here is my situation:
>On Sheet2 of my workbook I have a set of data that starts at B3:B9. Next to
>column "B" I have column "C-F" with data that corresponds to each row of
>"B".
>For example:
>
>B2=Stock C-F2=price,PE, etc...
>
>I have highlighted the stocks listed in column "B" and defined a name for
>them.
>
>On Sheet1 I have gone through the validation and set up the pull down menu
>where I can select the stock from Sheet2.
>
>But my question is how can I set it up so that when I choose the a stock
>from the pull down list in the adjacent columns it returns the values from
>columns C-F?
>
>I know this is a round about way to ask a question, I just want to provide
>as much information as possible.
>
>Thank you all so much,
>Confused Man

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forum (466)
8/2/2005 9:42:01 AM
```Thank you guys that worked great... now a couple more questions if you don't
mind... right now if nothing is chosen in the pulldown list the Vlookup
returns #N/A. How can I get these cells to remain blank unless something is
chosen from the list?

also, one of the Vlookup cells I want to multiply a manually entered value
but if I don't enter a value I want it to ignore that operation and just
return the value from the original dataset.

For example. Vlookup(B2,datatable,columns) should return a value of 1. but
it's looking at the cell I want to multiply and returning a 0, but I want it
to ignore the cell if it's blank. I'm pretty sure I need to use an IF
statement, but I'm not sure how to go about that.

Thank you all so very much for all your excellent help,
Confused Man

"Confused Man" <bfbj@iup.edu> wrote in message
news:ceednTCa_acTsnLfRVn-qQ@comcast.com...
> Hello all...
> here is my situation:
> On Sheet2 of my workbook I have a set of data that starts at B3:B9. Next
> to
> column "B" I have column "C-F" with data that corresponds to each row of
> "B".
> For example:
>
> B2=Stock C-F2=price,PE, etc...
>
> I have highlighted the stocks listed in column "B" and defined a name for
> them.
>
> On Sheet1 I have gone through the validation and set up the pull down menu
> where I can select the stock from Sheet2.
>
> But my question is how can I set it up so that when I choose the a stock
> from the pull down list in the adjacent columns it returns the values from
> columns C-F?
>
> I know this is a round about way to ask a question, I just want to provide
> as much information as possible.
>
> Thank you all so much,
> Confused Man
>

```
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bfbj (38)
8/2/2005 11:08:34 AM

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