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    Array and Match/Lookup

    Hi,

    I'm having difficulties in using these functions. What I want is this.

    I have a list or table (text format). Then I want to check a certain cell containing a text if it is in my table then mark it as Yes or No.

    So far, I got to here:

    =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A2,$D$2:$D$185,1,FALSE)),"No","Yes")

    A2 is the cell I want to check.
    D2:D185 is my lookup table.

    My problem here is when the lookup_value contains two or more words. I also want it to be marked as "Yes" because it is just a sub-text. This is my example:

    Lookup table/Array:
    Panasonic
    Asus
    Intel

    Now I want to check these cells:

    Panasonic - Yes
    Cisco - No
    Asus - Yes
    Asus Subcon - No <- Here's my problem, and this should be Yes because it is still Asus.

    Please help me on this. i just want to use a normal excel function, not visual basic. The long method to this the IF function, is there another more shortcut method like lookup or match functions?

    Thanks,
    Harold

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    Re: Array and Match/Lookup

    Possibly . . .

    =VLOOKUP(MID(A2,1,FIND(CHAR(32),A2,1)-1),$D$2:$D$185,1,FALSE)
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    Re: Array and Match/Lookup

    or

    =IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH(LEFT(A2,FIND(" ",A2&" ")-1),$D$2:$D$185,0)),"Yes","No")
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    Re: Array and Match/Lookup

    yay! thanks sir..

    the key is to find first the lookup text in the cell then return it for matching.. nice..

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