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    Matching a substring, returning value from matched row but different column

    Hello,
    I have attached a sample workbook.

    I have input data in columns A:E.
    I have a section for output data in columns K:P.

    I would like a function that searches the string in K, for partial match in A.
    Names in K will always have a prefix of a different length followed by an "_".
    The inputs can be frequently updated (A:E), so the search needs to also take into account the fact that A might have inputs past row 6.
    If the string in K is not found in A, I would like it to match to the "Default" input data.

    Columns should match Left to Right (i.e: L should return B, M should return C, N should return D, O should return E).

    I have tried very basic things using FIND and MATCH, but my excel ability is not this advanced!

    Many Thanks!
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    Re: Matching a substring, returning value from matched row but different column

    Please try at L2
    =INDEX(B$2:B$6,IFNA(MATCH(MID($K2,FIND("_",$K2)+1,20),$A$2:$A$6,),1))
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    Re: Matching a substring, returning value from matched row but different column

    Thanks - this does work.
    However, if I add a version_05 into the inputs (row 7) and outputs (K5), I drag the formula down and it is not accounting for the additional row in the inputs list.
    Subsequently, returning the default value.

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    Re: Matching a substring, returning value from matched row but different column

    Could it be it requires indexing?

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    Re: Matching a substring, returning value from matched row but different column

    I solved this by defining formulas to the columns.
    See attached sheet.
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