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    Hello all. My name is Michelle and I am brand new to this forum. I just joined because found this to be a great site for finding answers to questions so here goes my 1st question. I am trying to match values in one column to values from multiple tables and it is not working. Here is what works when looking for a match from one list: =INDEX(BG:BG,MATCH(BM13,BC:BC),0). I find the match in column BC and it returns the value in column BG. My problem: I also want to look in column AW and return the value in column BA if the match is found there instead. I have used the or statement but get an error. Here is the syntax: =INDEX (OR(BG:BG,MATCH(BM13,BC:BC),0),(BA:BA,match(BM13,AW:AW),0)) Can someone help me? Thank you in advance.
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    Re: Index and Match with OR

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    Re: Index and Match with OR

    Do you mean that you want to check BC first, and if there is a match then return BG, but if not then search AW and return BA if there is a match? And return zero if no match is found? If so, try this:

    =iferror(INDEX(BG:BG,MATCH(BM13,BC:BC),iferror(INDEX(BA:BA,MATCH(BM13,AW:AW),0))

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Index and Match with OR

    =INDEX (OR(BG:BG,MATCH(BM13,BC:BC),0),(BA:BA,match(BM13,AW:AW),0))
    Maybe
    =IF(ISERROR(INDEX(BG:BG,MATCH(BM13,BC:BC,0)),INDEX(BA:BA, MATCH(BM13,AW:AW,0)),INDEX(BG:BG,MATCH(BM13,BC:BC,0))

    or, if 2011 allows it
    =IFERROR(INDEX(BG:BG, MATCH(BM13, BC:BC,0)), INDEX(BA:BA, MATCH(BM13, AW:AW, 0)))
    Did that work for you?
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    Re: Index and Match with OR

    Thanks ChemistB. This was a perfect solution

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