#### how can I connect data in cell C to data in cell D?

```I have allot of data, for example cell A is gender, cell B is year of birth
and cell C is respondentnumber, cell D is also respondent number and cell E
is kids yes/no. Cell C and D are both respondentnumbers, but they are both
from different datasources, I need to connect the right data from both
sources to eachother. In the end I have to know for each respondent what its
corresponding gender, year of birth and if they have kids.

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Angel82 (1)
3/8/2006 11:14:26 AM
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```I think we need to be told more about C and D data
A B C D E
Male 1983 3333 4444 Yes
Female 1985 7777 8888 No

So what do you want to do?
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"Angel82" <Angel82@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have allot of data, for example cell A is gender, cell B is year of birth
> and cell C is respondentnumber, cell D is also respondent number and cell
> E
> is kids yes/no. Cell C and D are both respondentnumbers, but they are both
> from different datasources, I need to connect the right data from both
> sources to eachother. In the end I have to know for each respondent what
> its
> corresponding gender, year of birth and if they have kids.
>

```
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bliengme5824 (3040)
3/8/2006 3:27:20 PM
```If all of the numbers in C are also found in D, and D has no duplicates, you
could use some lookups.

Move D and E to F and G. Sort the columns F and G in ascending order by
column F. I assume that the lookup data are now in F2:G101 (assuming row 1
contains labels). Enter this formula in cell D2:

=VLOOKUP(C2,\$F\$2:\$G\$101,2,FALSE)

What this does is looks for the number in C2 in the first column of
\$F\$2:\$G\$101, and returns the value in column 2 of \$F\$2:\$G\$101. FALSE means
return exact matches, and if an exact match isn't found, return #N/A. If you
had used TRUE, you would get a close match: say you were looking up 5 from
C2, and column F contained 2,3,4, no 5, and other higher numbers. The
formula would return the value next to the cell containing 4, the closest
number to 5 that didn't exceed 5.

- Jon
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"Angel82" <Angel82@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:081124D9-2835-4020-B549-787E29BFC87A@microsoft.com...
>I have allot of data, for example cell A is gender, cell B is year of birth
> and cell C is respondentnumber, cell D is also respondent number and cell
> E
> is kids yes/no. Cell C and D are both respondentnumbers, but they are both
> from different datasources, I need to connect the right data from both
> sources to eachother. In the end I have to know for each respondent what
> its
> corresponding gender, year of birth and if they have kids.
>

```
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jonxlmvpNO (4558)
3/8/2006 5:47:19 PM

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