#### Help with formula: finding text

```Hi,
I would like to ask for help with a formula for comparing name in a cell
with a list of names in a table. If there is a match it should return a
associated text to the matched name from the table. If no match it should
just leave the cell blank. Thanks in advance

Jonas
```
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Utf
3/16/2010 10:13:02 PM
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```Hi
=VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet2!A:B,2,FALSE)
--
Please click "yes" if this post helped you!

Greatly appreciated

Eva

"Jonas Ornborg" wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to ask for help with a formula for comparing name in a cell
> with a list of names in a table. If there is a match it should return a
> associated text to the matched name from the table. If no match it should
> just leave the cell blank. Thanks in advance
>
> Jonas
```
 0
Utf
3/16/2010 11:03:01 PM
```VLOOKUP?

See help for instructions on use.

Basic formula to return a match or leave cell blank.

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(cell,table,colindex,FALSE)),"",VLOOKUP(cell,table,colindex,FALSE))

Gord Dibben  MS Excel MVP

On Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:13:02 -0700, Jonas Ornborg <Jonas
Ornborg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>I would like to ask for help with a formula for comparing name in a cell
>with a list of names in a table. If there is a match it should return a
>associated text to the matched name from the table. If no match it should
>just leave the cell blank. Thanks in advance
>
>Jonas

```
 0
Gord
3/16/2010 11:13:21 PM
```Hi, Thanks but I tend to get "Missing" (or "Saknas" in Swedish) in some cell
which should not be (i.e. there should be a match).
Jonas

"Eva" skrev:

> Hi
> =VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet2!A:B,2,FALSE)
> --
> Please click "yes" if this post helped you!
>
> Greatly appreciated
>
> Eva
>
>
> "Jonas Ornborg" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> > I would like to ask for help with a formula for comparing name in a cell
> > with a list of names in a table. If there is a match it should return a
> > associated text to the matched name from the table. If no match it should
> > just leave the cell blank. Thanks in advance
> >
> > Jonas
```
 0
Utf
3/16/2010 11:33:01 PM
```Extra spaces in the cells?

Gord

On Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:33:01 -0700, Jonas Ornborg
<JonasOrnborg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hi, Thanks but I tend to get "Missing" (or "Saknas" in Swedish) in some cell
>which should not be (i.e. there should be a match).
>Jonas
>
>"Eva" skrev:
>
>> Hi
>> =VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet2!A:B,2,FALSE)
>> --
>> Please click "yes" if this post helped you!
>>
>> Greatly appreciated
>>
>> Eva
>>
>>
>> "Jonas Ornborg" wrote:
>>
>> > Hi,
>> > I would like to ask for help with a formula for comparing name in a cell
>> > with a list of names in a table. If there is a match it should return a
>> > associated text to the matched name from the table. If no match it should
>> > just leave the cell blank. Thanks in advance
>> >
>> > Jonas

```
 0
Gord
3/16/2010 11:55:26 PM

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