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    Need to match to columns to each other before returning a vlookup

    Hi Guys

    Not sure where to start with this one, an IF statement or vlookup? Basically I have 3 columns A, B, C (original sheet) and A, B, C in my working sheet. A contains car registrations, B contains a date and C contains a weight. I need to return C from my original sheet into my working sheet only when A and B BOTH match from my working sheet (there are scenarios where the same car registration has a different date next to it). So I want to return the weight only when the car registration and the date match in a specific instance from my working sheet. Can anyone help me?

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    Re: Need to match to columns to each other before returning a vlookup

    hope this helps
    If this helps you solve your problem, please consider thanking Guru tigeravatar for his brilliant formula.

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    Re: Need to match to columns to each other before returning a vlookup

    Quote Originally Posted by jewelsharma View Post
    hope this helps
    If this helps you solve your problem, please consider thanking Guru tigeravatar for his brilliant formula.
    Hi this looks like it could help but I need a very simple version of it. Basically I just need to match when X and Y are in the same row in my target sheet as in my working sheet and then return a value from that row.

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    Re: Need to match to columns to each other before returning a vlookup

    Maybe something like this (See Attached)

    it will show a result for any matched cells if there is no match it will be blank.

    it has to be array entered (Crtl+Shift+Enter) and the &"|"& just creates a barrier between words in case there were double matches.

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    Re: Need to match to columns to each other before returning a vlookup

    Quote Originally Posted by twiggywales View Post
    Maybe something like this (See Attached)

    it will show a result for any matched cells if there is no match it will be blank.

    it has to be array entered (Crtl+Shift+Enter) and the &"|"& just creates a barrier between words in case there were double matches.

    Attachment 310712
    Thanks it seems a little complicated for me but I'll try it

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    Re: Need to match to columns to each other before returning a vlookup

    Hey guys after some digging I've found the exact formula I needed to reference 2 or more lookup values without using vlookup! I'll leave it here just in case anyone else ever needs it:

    =INDEX(C4:H1159,MATCH(1(C4:C1159=A2)*(D4:D1159=B2),0),6)

    Hit Cntrl+Shift+Enter when done
    Last edited by Adrian24; 04-11-2014 at 07:53 AM.

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    Re: Need to match to columns to each other before returning a vlookup

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