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    Formula to compare two columns and spit back data from third.

    I looking to compare data on two sheets, the student's ID number and spit back their homeroom.

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    Re: Formula to compare two columns and spit back data from third.

    I would probably concatenate columns A&B on both tabs then use vlookup to keep things simple.
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    Re: Formula to compare two columns and spit back data from third.

    I did that and am still getting the #REF! error:

    =VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:A,3,TRUE)

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    Re: Formula to compare two columns and spit back data from third.

    I edited it to this: =VLOOKUP(B2,Sheet2!A1:C778,3,FALSE)
    but now get the #N/A error

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    Re: Formula to compare two columns and spit back data from third.

    Can you post sample data?

    Wait, is the "Number" unique for each person? If so you can simply do the vlookup off of that.

    in cell d2 of sheet 1 (assuming sheet 1 is on the left):
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    Re: Formula to compare two columns and spit back data from third.

    I can't because the data is sensitive. Sorry.

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    Re: Formula to compare two columns and spit back data from third.

    That worked! Thank you very much!

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    Re: Formula to compare two columns and spit back data from third.

    Quote Originally Posted by brendine View Post
    I can't because the data is sensitive. Sorry.
    Right, so that is why people make SAMPLE data with fake names and such. :D

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