#### How can I line up 2 columns with similar information?

```I have 2 columns with names in each and I'd like to line them up next to each
other.
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Kathy1 (132)
10/26/2005 10:15:02 PM
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```I think we'll need more information, Kathy. I don't understand what you're
trying to do. Can you give exactly what's up?
************
Anne Troy
www.OfficeArticles.com

"Kathy" <Kathy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A5C0BC96-7E27-4C55-89A3-03513FC0D409@microsoft.com...
>I have 2 columns with names in each and I'd like to line them up next to
>each
> other.

```
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ng1 (1444)
10/26/2005 10:36:23 PM
```Column A has employee number, Column B has the same employee numbers but has
additional employee numbers, and Column C has employee social security
numbers.  If column A and B have the same number, line them up and if not put
in a blank cell.  Hopefully that makes sense.

"Anne Troy" wrote:

> I think we'll need more information, Kathy. I don't understand what you're
> trying to do. Can you give exactly what's up?
> ************
> Anne Troy
> www.OfficeArticles.com
>
> "Kathy" <Kathy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A5C0BC96-7E27-4C55-89A3-03513FC0D409@microsoft.com...
> >I have 2 columns with names in each and I'd like to line them up next to
> >each
> > other.
>
>
>
```
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Kathy1 (132)
10/26/2005 10:57:06 PM
```Hi Kathy

On another Sheet, Sheet2, copy all of Sheet1 Column B to Sheet2 Column A as
this column contains the most names.
On Sheet2 in cell B1 enter
=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!A:A,1,0)),"",VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!A:A,1,0))
On Sheet2 in cell C1 enter
=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!A:A,3,0)),"",VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!A:A,3,0))
Copy down for the maximum number of rows in column A of Sheet2

Once complete, copy the complete range of data and Paste Special>Values over
the top of the 3 columns to "fix" the data. You can then delete Sheet1 once
you are satisfied that all of the data has come across successfully.

Regards

Roger Govier

Kathy wrote:
> Column A has employee number, Column B has the same employee numbers but has
> additional employee numbers, and Column C has employee social security
> numbers.  If column A and B have the same number, line them up and if not put
> in a blank cell.  Hopefully that makes sense.
>
>
>
> "Anne Troy" wrote:
>
>
>>I think we'll need more information, Kathy. I don't understand what you're
>>trying to do. Can you give exactly what's up?
>>************
>>Anne Troy
>>www.OfficeArticles.com
>>
>>"Kathy" <Kathy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:A5C0BC96-7E27-4C55-89A3-03513FC0D409@microsoft.com...
>>
>>>I have 2 columns with names in each and I'd like to line them up next to
>>>each
>>>other.
>>
>>
>>
```
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roger1272 (620)
10/26/2005 11:26:20 PM

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