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    Question extract only certain values from a list which contains empty rows

    I have a worksheet in which I'm trying to extract certain values from List A (which DOES contain empty rows), but only those values which appear in another list of values (List B). Here is an example:

    List A:
    chihuahua

    great dane
    labrador retriever

    siamese

    tabby

    terrier

    List B:
    akita
    chihuahua
    collie
    great dane
    irish setter
    labrador retriever
    rottweiler
    terrier
    weimeraner

    Is there a formula/macro/etc I could use which would return the following:
    chihuahua
    great dane
    labrador retriever
    terrier

    Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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    Re: extract only certain values from a list which contains empty rows

    Hi,

    One way. Use a helper column alongside list B and enter the formula
    =IF(ISERROR(MATCH(A1,list_a_range,FALSE)),"No Match","Match")

    Copy this down and use a standard Excel Filter to either filter in place or extract to another range those rows which contain the word "Match".
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    Re: extract only certain values from a list which contains empty rows

    Thank you very much, Richard, for the helpful response!

    However, I'm hoping I can find a dynamic solution; the values in List A will change each month, and it'd be great if the returned values could automatically update in turn. Do you know of a way to achieve this?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: extract only certain values from a list which contains empty rows

    Or this CSE array (Confirm with Ctrl+Shift+Enter, not just Enter)
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    Re: extract only certain values from a list which contains empty rows

    Here's a dynamic version, the lists can be any length
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    See tthis workbook for the Dynamic Names, "List_A" & "List_B"
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    Re: extract only certain values from a list which contains empty rows

    Marcol -- that's amazing. Thank you so much!! That definitely accomplishes what I wanted.

    I really appreciate both of your for providing such prompt and expert help with this!!

    ~ truly amazed

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    Re: extract only certain values from a list which contains empty rows

    Happy to help ...

    Did you see post #5?

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    Re: extract only certain values from a list which contains empty rows

    I did, and thank you much for that adjustment as well!

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