#### Newbie - help needed with lookup, please.

```Hi - help needed please.  I need a way to read a text string from one cell
(say Sheet1A1), find it in a list in another sheet (say Sheet2 A17), then
copy a numeric value from a cell alongside the found cell (Sheet2 B17, say)
into another cell on the first sheet (Sheet1B1, say).  If the text string
ends in a specific letter combination, the number needs to go into a
different cell (Sheet1C1) - hope that's clearer than mud :-).  The full gory
(to me) problem is posted in "Nursing Schedule workbook" from yesterday - I
guess it was too long winded... :-)

TIA
Dan E
webbie@preferredcountry.com

```
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Dan
4/6/2004 2:36:36 PM
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```Hi Dan
enter the following formulas in sheet1:
B1:
=IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)="ABC","",VLOOKUP(A1,
'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0))

C1:
=IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)<>"ABC","",VLOOKUP(A1
,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0))

I assumed your letter combination at the end is 'ABC'. Adapt this to
your needs and copy for all rows

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

"Dan E" <webbie(removethis)@preferredcountry.com> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:eYDQQS#GEHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi - help needed please.  I need a way to read a text string from one
cell
> (say Sheet1A1), find it in a list in another sheet (say Sheet2 A17),
then
> copy a numeric value from a cell alongside the found cell (Sheet2
B17, say)
> into another cell on the first sheet (Sheet1B1, say).  If the text
string
> ends in a specific letter combination, the number needs to go into a
> different cell (Sheet1C1) - hope that's clearer than mud :-).  The
full gory
> (to me) problem is posted in "Nursing Schedule workbook" from
yesterday - I
> guess it was too long winded... :-)
>
> TIA
> Dan E
> webbie@preferredcountry.com
>
>

```
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frank.kabel (11126)
4/6/2004 2:42:56 PM
```Wow - was that quick!  Many thanks, Frank - I have to go out, but will be
onto this within a few hours.  Again, many thanks.  As a final step, if
Sheet1Ax is blank or a hyphen (representing a null entry), is there a way to
have the formulae enter a null value (a hyphen) into the cells that
otherwise would contain a numeric value (Sheet1Bx and Cx)?  And place a
hyphen into whichever of Bx or Cx doesn't get the number from the two
formulae you gave?

TIA
Dan E
webbie@preferredcountry.com
"Frank Kabel" <frank.kabel@freenet.de> wrote in message
news:e2lN0V%23GEHA.1076@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi Dan
> enter the following formulas in sheet1:
> B1:
> =IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)="ABC","",VLOOKUP(A1,
> 'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0))
>
> C1:
> =IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)<>"ABC","",VLOOKUP(A1
> ,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0))
>
> I assumed your letter combination at the end is 'ABC'. Adapt this to
> your needs and copy for all rows
>
> --
> Regards
> Frank Kabel
> Frankfurt, Germany
>
> "Dan E" <webbie(removethis)@preferredcountry.com> schrieb im
> Newsbeitrag news:eYDQQS#GEHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Hi - help needed please.  I need a way to read a text string from one
> cell
> > (say Sheet1A1), find it in a list in another sheet (say Sheet2 A17),
> then
> > copy a numeric value from a cell alongside the found cell (Sheet2
> B17, say)
> > into another cell on the first sheet (Sheet1B1, say).  If the text
> string
> > ends in a specific letter combination, the number needs to go into a
> > different cell (Sheet1C1) - hope that's clearer than mud :-).  The
> full gory
> > (to me) problem is posted in "Nursing Schedule workbook" from
> yesterday - I
> > guess it was too long winded... :-)
> >
> > TIA
> > Dan E
> > webbie@preferredcountry.com
> >
> >
>

```
 0
Dan
4/6/2004 3:00:55 PM
```Wow - was that quick!  Many thanks, Frank - I have to go out, but will be
onto this within a few hours.  Again, many thanks.  As a final step, if
Sheet1Ax is blank or a hyphen (representing a null entry), is there a way to
have the formulae enter a null value (a hyphen) into the cells that
otherwise would contain a numeric value (Sheet1Bx and Cx)?  And place a
hyphen into whichever of Bx or Cx doesn't get the number from the two
formulae you gave?

TIA
Dan E
webbie@preferredcountry.com

"Frank Kabel" <frank.kabel@freenet.de> wrote in message
news:e2lN0V%23GEHA.1076@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi Dan
> enter the following formulas in sheet1:
> B1:
> =IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)="ABC","",VLOOKUP(A1,
> 'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0))
>
> C1:
> =IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)<>"ABC","",VLOOKUP(A1
> ,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0))
>
> I assumed your letter combination at the end is 'ABC'. Adapt this to
> your needs and copy for all rows
>
> --
> Regards
> Frank Kabel
> Frankfurt, Germany
>
> "Dan E" <webbie(removethis)@preferredcountry.com> schrieb im
> Newsbeitrag news:eYDQQS#GEHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Hi - help needed please.  I need a way to read a text string from one
> cell
> > (say Sheet1A1), find it in a list in another sheet (say Sheet2 A17),
> then
> > copy a numeric value from a cell alongside the found cell (Sheet2
> B17, say)
> > into another cell on the first sheet (Sheet1B1, say).  If the text
> string
> > ends in a specific letter combination, the number needs to go into a
> > different cell (Sheet1C1) - hope that's clearer than mud :-).  The
> full gory
> > (to me) problem is posted in "Nursing Schedule workbook" from
> yesterday - I
> > guess it was too long winded... :-)
> >
> > TIA
> > Dan E
> > webbie@preferredcountry.com
> >
> >
>

```
 0
Dan
4/6/2004 3:31:50 PM
```Hi
try
B1:
=IF(A1="","",IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)="ABC",""
,VLOOKUP(A1,
'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0)))

and C1:
=IF(A1="","",IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)<>"ABC","
",VLOOKUP(A1
,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0)))

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

"Dan E" <webbie(removethis)@preferredcountry.com> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:eEQgT\$#GEHA.2844@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Wow - was that quick!  Many thanks, Frank - I have to go out, but
will be
> onto this within a few hours.  Again, many thanks.  As a final step,
if
> Sheet1Ax is blank or a hyphen (representing a null entry), is there a
way to
> have the formulae enter a null value (a hyphen) into the cells that
> otherwise would contain a numeric value (Sheet1Bx and Cx)?  And place
a
> hyphen into whichever of Bx or Cx doesn't get the number from the two
> formulae you gave?
>
> TIA
> Dan E
> webbie@preferredcountry.com
> "Frank Kabel" <frank.kabel@freenet.de> wrote in message
> news:e2lN0V%23GEHA.1076@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Hi Dan
> > enter the following formulas in sheet1:
> > B1:
> >
=IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)="ABC","",VLOOKUP(A1,
> > 'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0))
> >
> > C1:
> >
=IF(RIGHT((VLOOKUP(A1,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0),3)<>"ABC","",VLOOKUP(A1
> > ,'sheet2'!\$A\$1:\$B\$100,2,0))
> >
> > I assumed your letter combination at the end is 'ABC'. Adapt this
to
> > your needs and copy for all rows
> >
> > --
> > Regards
> > Frank Kabel
> > Frankfurt, Germany
> >
> > "Dan E" <webbie(removethis)@preferredcountry.com> schrieb im
> > Newsbeitrag news:eYDQQS#GEHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi - help needed please.  I need a way to read a text string from
one
> > cell
> > > (say Sheet1A1), find it in a list in another sheet (say Sheet2
A17),
> > then
> > > copy a numeric value from a cell alongside the found cell (Sheet2
> > B17, say)
> > > into another cell on the first sheet (Sheet1B1, say).  If the
text
> > string
> > > ends in a specific letter combination, the number needs to go
into a
> > > different cell (Sheet1C1) - hope that's clearer than mud :-).
The
> > full gory
> > > (to me) problem is posted in "Nursing Schedule workbook" from
> > yesterday - I
> > > guess it was too long winded... :-)
> > >
> > > TIA
> > > Dan E
> > > webbie@preferredcountry.com
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>

```
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frank.kabel (11126)
4/6/2004 4:03:48 PM
```Hi Dan,

Just a heads up, your software or something seems to be issuing repeat
identical posts.  It seems odd to that these duplicate posts are issued
about a half hour apart.  That happened in your "Nursing Schedule Workbook"
in the "public.excel" section too.  It's not a big deal, but you might want
to check to see if you can issue just one response instead of several
duplicates.

I am glad to see that you broke up your original message into bite sized
chunks and that Frank is giving you excellent support.

Good luck!

Best regards,
Kevin

```
 0
nospam710 (114)
4/6/2004 5:33:30 PM
```Hi Kevin - yes, I noticed that - haven't had that trouble before - Outlook
Express seemed to be having trouble sending messages even after I
refreshed - DSL connection was OK all the time.  Maybe I've screwed up some
setting.  Anyway - apologies.  If it happens again I'll put some work into
troubleshooting the problem.

Regards,

Dan E
webbie@preferredcountry.com

"Kevin Stecyk" <nospam@no123spam.com> wrote in message
news:u7J3C1\$GEHA.2224@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi Dan,
>
> Just a heads up, your software or something seems to be issuing repeat
> identical posts.  It seems odd to that these duplicate posts are issued
> about a half hour apart.  That happened in your "Nursing Schedule
Workbook"
> in the "public.excel" section too.  It's not a big deal, but you might
want
> to check to see if you can issue just one response instead of several
> duplicates.
>
> I am glad to see that you broke up your original message into bite sized
> chunks and that Frank is giving you excellent support.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Best regards,
> Kevin
>
>

```
 0
Dan
4/6/2004 8:03:25 PM
```Dan,

No big deal.  I just thought you might want to keep an eye on it.

Best regards,
Kevin

"Dan E" <webbie(removethis)@preferredcountry.com> wrote in message
news:uBd9OOBHEHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi Kevin - yes, I noticed that - haven't had that trouble before - Outlook
> Express seemed to be having trouble sending messages even after I
> refreshed - DSL connection was OK all the time.  Maybe I've screwed up
some
> setting.  Anyway - apologies.  If it happens again I'll put some work into
> troubleshooting the problem.
>

```
 0
nospam710 (114)
4/6/2004 9:39:23 PM

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