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    IF column F equals column H equals

    Hi, I've advanced a lot with my excel considering it was zero a few months ago. I always get a bit confused with IF function often going to Youtube for help.

    The items in Column F are stock and their price is in Column H. I want Column H to always return it's price if the user inputs data in Column F.

    For example if I type Pencils in Column F I want Column H to return 0.11.

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    Thanks Andy
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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    Would it be easier if I put the price in Column F alongside the product. For example "Balloons £0.13" then every month use delimiter to separate and give the data to the person who needs it. I'm likely to be the only person using this spreadsheet.

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    I'm not clear what it is you want. You already have Pencils in F11 with £0.11 in H11.
    Do you want to be able to type (or select) 'Pencils' in another cell and have the price per unit appear next to it?
    Or is it that as a new entry is put in col F (F27 onwards), a price appears automatically in H? If so, where is this price coming from?
    Or, third option, do you want users to be able to type from F27 onwards and if they enter something which already exists above, then the price will be automatically filled in?

    All of these will need a lookup of some sort, not an IF. Once we know what it is you need, we can suggest how to do it. I'm just a bit reluctant to start suggesting methods until then, as I'll probably just confuse matters.
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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    I think you should built a data set of products with their prices, and do a vlookup in your stock database.

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    What's a lookup?

    It's the third option I'm looking to achieve.

    Cheers

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    Just seen vlookup on youtube. That's exactly what I'm after. Not sure sunday evening was a great time to start this. lol!

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    It would be handy if you set up a table (perhaps in another sheet) which has a unique list of items in column A, along with their price in column B.

    Then you can use this formula in cell H2 of Sheet1:

    =IF(F2="","",IFERROR(VLOOKUP(F2,Sheet2!A:B,2,0),"unknown item - add to table"))

    Copy this down as far as you think you may need, then as you add a new item to the Product column the price will automatically be displayed. If the item is not found in the table on Sheet 2 then you will get an error message informing you to add the details to the table.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    A lookup is when you refer to one entry in a table and look up a corresponding bit of data elsewhere, hence the name.

    In this case, belinda200 is correct that you'd be best to have a separate table with all your stock/prices in it.

    However, to give you an idea of how the lookup could work, here are two ways to do it using just the table you have.
    These formulae would go in H27, to return a price for whatever has been entered in F27. I've added an error check for when the typed entry doesn't exist. In that case, you'd have to check the spelling and/or enter a new price if the entry doesn't already exist.
    In both cases, enter the formula in H27 then drag down as far as you want.
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    If those give you the sort of results you'd like, we can explain further how they work.

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    Thanks Pete, bit above my station that!

    I think understand what it's going to. I'll put my products and prices on one sheet and the formula will reference it? Do you know of a youtube link as I want to gain better understanding rather than copy and paste.

    You've got almost 20000 posts! That's dedication!

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    Thanks Aardigspook I'll look tomorrow AM. Very quick responses

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    The data that you have in your example file is already a unique list (and it is sorted, though it doesn't need to be for this). So, you can just copy from columns F, G and H and paste into sheet2 at A1, and then you can delete column B in that sheet and you will have your table already set up.

    Then you can use the formula that I gave you in cell H2 of the first sheet and copy it down.

    I don't look at You Tube videos, so I can't help you there.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    Thanks Pete Iíll give it a go and study the formula.

    I imagine you donít need the help of YouTube as you are the help! Lol!

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    That's right.

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    I don't use YouTube either but there are plenty of tutorials on the net. There have been literally thousands of threads about various types of lookups on this forum alone.
    Also don't be afraid to look at the help function in Excel - the explanations in there are actually quite good.
    MS also have guides to all functions online - here's the link to an introduction to VLookup / Index-Match: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...c-4d348188976b

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    Thanks all, the formula posted above didnít work. Although I did hack it together during a quick break from work. Iíll post it up here to tomorrow.

    Yes Iíll have to learn on YouTube itís finding the right presenter. Some are very clear other get stuck explaining sub issues.

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    Here's a file using Pete_UK's suggestion from post 7 - your existing list is on the sheet 'Products' with his formula in H2 and dragged down (I've shaded the cells to show how far).

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    Re: IF column F equals column H equals

    Thanks very much Aardigspook. I'll have a look tonight after work.

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