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    Hi,

    I need to populate two columns based on a reference sheet like below.

    For example the below is reference -

    Position Ability Speed


    1 High High

    2 Medium High

    3 Low High

    4 Low Medium

    5 Low Low

    And now on another sheet of excel using the above reference I should be able to 'default' automatically using a Formula or Function the Ability & Speed values when there is Position value entered by User.

    Example when - Position Ability Speed

    1 High High

    Request to share your suggestions. Thanks

    Vk

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    Re: Need to populate two TEXT columns based on a Reference sheet. Looking for Formula/Func

    Hello vk.excel. Welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Need to populate two TEXT columns based on a Reference sheet. Looking for Formula/Func

    One way

    =LOOKUP($F$2,{1,2,3,4,5},{"Low","Low","Low","Medium","High"})

    =LOOKUP($F$2,{1,2,3,4,5},{"High","High","High","Medium","Low"})

    OR set up table with data (say) columns A:C as per your posted file

    then

    =VLOOKUP(Position,$A$1:$C$5,2,0)

    and

    =VLOOKUP(Position,$A$1:$C$5,3,0)
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    Re: Need to populate two TEXT columns based on a Reference sheet. Looking for Formula/Func

    Hi,

    Thanks for the responses. Vlook up can be applied but still am looking for any logic that would populate upon entering 'Position' value.

    Any other solution please?

    Thanks,

    Vk

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    Re: Need to populate two TEXT columns based on a Reference sheet. Looking for Formula/Func

    With the formula is the desired cells they will populate when position is entered

    =VLOOKUP(P1,$A$1:$C$5,2,0) position in P1

    this in Q1

    =VLOOKUP(P1,$A$1:$C$5,2,0) will return value in B

    this in R1

    =VLOOKUP(P1,$A$1:$C$5,3,0) will return value in C



    so not sure what you want

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    Re: Need to populate two TEXT columns based on a Reference sheet. Looking for Formula/Func

    Hi John,

    Appreciate for your response.

    I did vlook up and it is fetching result only for first few rows and later on it shows error - N/A - A Value is not available to the Formula or Function.

    Though there are values for the Position in the reference, not sure why it is so?

    For example - there is Ability value 'Low' for Position - 3, 4 & 5. Is it due to that and I dont think so.

    Thanks

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    Re: Need to populate two TEXT columns based on a Reference sheet. Looking for Formula/Func

    Try

    for first cell

    =If ($F2="","",LOOKUP($F2,{1,2,3,4,5},{,"High","Medium","Low","Low","Low"}))

    my error!

    and

    =IF($f2="","",LOOKUP($F2,{1,2,3,4,5},{"High","High","High","Medium","Low"}))

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