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    Hey Excel Forum!

    First Post so be nice!

    I have 2 files, one has a ROTA with names down left, dates along top, which will be changed every week depending on people shifts.

    I have a second workbook with TELEPHONY statistics for each member of staff on a given day.

    Using Data Validation, I can select which claim handler i want to add information for from the list.

    Then input the date i want the info for next to the name in format 23/07/2012

    I then want a formula / macro (preferably formula!) to look at that persons name, search the ROTA file for their NAME down the left, AND look for the DATE along the top, and then pull the information for which shift they are doing into the TELEPHONY worbook.

    e.g. if the date is in column G, and their name is in row 11, their shift would be locate din cell G11. I want the lookup(s) to give me this by searching the persons name and date, so that if these were changed to another person or date, would still find the information I want?

    Any Help Please Guys!

    Thanks in Advance!

    Chris

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    Re: Vlookup / Hlookup / Lookup which copies info from an external source! Help Please!

    You'd probably use INDEX/MATCH(row)/MATCH(column) to do that.

    Please post a sample workbook if you want more specific advice.

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    Re: Vlookup / Hlookup / Lookup which copies info from an external source! Help Please!

    Hi TMS,

    I've attached the ROTA file and the TELEPHONY Workbooks.

    As you will see, the ROTA, file is done as a series of 5 colums (A, B, C, D, E) A "1" appears in the column for which shift that person is doing. Then in cells AK2:AN9 there is a table showing what start & finish time that person does.

    I want to be able to manually input the date in format 23/07/2012 in the TELEPHONY spreadsheet, then select the handlers name from the drop down, then have it automatically pull in their shift for that day. I assume will have to insert an IF statement somewhere to identify what shift they are working. My main problem at the moment is coming up with the formula that searches name down left, date along top, to narrow down which 5 smaller cells for the IF statement to look at.

    If it helps, I have named the range with peoples names on the rota as "rotaname" and the cells with dates in as "rotadate", and on the telephony sheet, the column where the date goes is named "date" and where the handlers name goes from the drop down is named "name1".

    Any more q's let me know! Thanks for your help TMS!

    Chris
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    Re: Vlookup / Hlookup / Lookup which copies info from an external source! Help Please!

    Hi TMS, just noticed the data validation isn't working to select the handlers name.

    I think this could be because I set it up in 2010 at work and only have 2007 at home!

    Chris

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    Re: Vlookup / Hlookup / Lookup which copies info from an external source! Help Please!

    is the "Telephony" workbook the "dawn's call Spreadsheert"? if not, then perhaps you uloaded the wrong file?
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    Re: Vlookup / Hlookup / Lookup which copies info from an external source! Help Please!

    Yeah it is sorry. The Dawn's Call Spreadsheet is the telephony one.

    Sorry!

    Chris

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