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    Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    The file looks as follows
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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Criteria

    Formula on c1
    LOOK UP D1 into B , if finds 3 words match , plug code on C

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Trying to avoid reading since , they are not exact , but match somehow by 3 consecutive words

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    If the formula does it correctly it will plug on c1 and c2 the following

    8411061788530
    8411061677018

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    VBA again ..

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    John Topley it works beyond awesome , but it is only looking at the same line

    It is not searching data the entire data , if you reverse the data d1 to d2 and d2 to d1 for testing

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    It checks column A for number of rows: is your data the same as your test?

    It works OK on your test file: if I reverse D1 and D2 then C1 and C2 are left blank (correctly) as there is no "3 match". If add the original date into rows 3 and 4 I get the correct results in C3 and C4

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    I am going out for an hour or so and will respond when I return if still have problems. post a file ???

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Here is the file with more rows , as that code worked for that data

    I have jumbled the data so that it should go find where the code is

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    The file looks as follows the macro not running
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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    See attached:

    I misunderstood that it needed to compare each entry against all entries in D.

    Questions: what is volume of data (rows) in your "production" file? And number of entries in column D same as A?
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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    1000 , rows , reading is long , still not VLOOKING UP as needed

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Post back the file showing expected results: I assume if D matches a B then A corresponding to B row is put in C

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Should the value from A correspond to that of row D?

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Attached yellow belongs where and green belongs where
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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Quote Originally Posted by makinmomb View Post
    Attached yellow belongs where and green belongs where
    They can be matched together easily, but below is confusing me:

    B7="ADIDAS TEAM FORCE EDT 100ml+
    B8="ADIDAS TEAM FORCE ENERGISING SHOWER GEL 400ml"

    and

    D1="ADIDAS TEAM FORCE 100ML#1200"
    D6="ADIDAS - TEAM FORCE ENERGISING SHOWER GEL 400ML#900"

    Which belongs to which?

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    look up three words is good enough after second word , like TEAM FORCE ENERGISING

    TEAM FORCE EDT is difficult , it can leave that blank , at least 80% of can be matched , remaining 20 percent I can read

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    If I am able to match by 80% , I only have to read around 400 rows out of the total 2000 lines

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    See attached:

    You have to search to find maximum number of matching words otherwise you get erroneous results as pointed out in previous postings.
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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Yes it worked , blast , It did the crazy search , I am done case , thank you very much

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    Re: Special VLOOKUP , 3 words search

    Thank for the feedback.

    Just one observation: can you be more explicit when defining your requirements to try and avoid me (and others) going down the wrong path!

    Thank you.

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