#### Excel DB alike?

```Hi!

An amateur question: can someone help me getting a good tutorial or the
neccesary information for filling  row B automatically depending on the
data on row A?
For example:
If row A says:
Dog
Carrot
Apple
Orange
Cat
Horse

I would like row B to be automatically filled with:
animal
vegetable
fruit
fruit
animal
animal

* Notice that the order on A doesn't follow a pattern

Thanks!
SSJ

```
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```You need the Vlookup function for this.

Check out the Excel pages at www.nwarwick.co.uk where you will find a link

HTH

Neil
www.nwarwick.co.uk

"SEOJAPAN" wrote:

> Hi!
>
> An amateur question: can someone help me getting a good tutorial or the
> neccesary information for filling  row B automatically depending on the
> data on row A?
> For example:
> If row A says:
> Dog
> Carrot
> Apple
> Orange
> Cat
> Horse
>
> I would like row B to be automatically filled with:
> animal
> vegetable
> fruit
> fruit
> animal
> animal
>
> * Notice that the order on A doesn't follow a pattern
>
> Thanks!
> SSJ
>
>
```
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neil7418 (200)
4/11/2005 11:06:01 AM
```Hi

if you have a table somewhere in your workbook that lists the options and
what they relate to, then in your column B you can use the VLOOKUP function
to create the table (say on sheet 2) type
..........A..............B
1.....Object.....Classification
2.....Dog.........Animal
3.....Cat..........Animal
4.....Horse......Animal
5......Carrot....Vegetable
etc

then on sheet 1, in cell B2 use the following formula
=VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!\$A\$2:\$B\$5,2,0)
which says, find the value entered in A2 in the first column of the table in
sheet 2 and return the associated information from the 2nd column where
there is an exact match.

If there is no match or nothing in A2 the formula will return a #NA error -
to deal with this
=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!\$A\$2:\$B\$5,2,0)),"",VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!\$A\$2:\$B\$5,2,0))
this formula can then be copied down for all rows in column B

--
Cheers
JulieD
check out www.hcts.net.au/tipsandtricks.htm
....well i'm working on it anyway
"SEOJAPAN" <seo.sem.japan@gmail.com> wrote in message
> Hi!
>
> An amateur question: can someone help me getting a good tutorial or the
> neccesary information for filling  row B automatically depending on the
> data on row A?
> For example:
> If row A says:
> Dog
> Carrot
> Apple
> Orange
> Cat
> Horse
>
> I would like row B to be automatically filled with:
> animal
> vegetable
> fruit
> fruit
> animal
> animal
>
> * Notice that the order on A doesn't follow a pattern
>
> Thanks!
> SSJ
>

```
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JulieD1 (2295)
4/11/2005 11:10:52 AM
```Thank you guys!!!!

SSJ

```
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4/12/2005 1:20:31 AM

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