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    Lookup a Code and Return Text

    On the "General Comments" sheet I have created a series of codes which match a general comment.

    I want to type these codes onto the "Student" sheet, under the ID column. What I want excel to do is match these codes to the corresponding "General Comment". This prevents copious amounts of retyping OR copying and pasting.

    Is there a lookup function that can match a code and return text in the adjacent cell?

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    Re: Lookup a Code and Return Text

    Check This Out

    http://www.davesexcel.com/vlookupweek.htm

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    Re: Lookup a Code and Return Text

    Student sheet b1 cell =

    =INDIRECT(ADDRESS(MAX(IFERROR(FIND(A11,'General Comments'!$C$6:$M$10),0)*ROW('General Comments'!$C$6:$C$10)),MAX(IFERROR(FIND(A11,'General Comments'!$C$6:$M$10),0)*COLUMN('General Comments'!$C$5:$M$5)+1),,,"General Comments")) Ctrl+Shift+enter
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    Re: Lookup a Code and Return Text

    Not quite what I was after.

    The problem is, I want a lookup function to match a code in multiple locations within a table.

    The function should lookup a code with the cells C8:C13 and find the corresponding comment and return it. Is there a function that not only cross checks a code in C8:C13 but also in D8:D13 and E8:E13?

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    Re: Lookup a Code and Return Text

    That's fantastic!

    Disregard the last post as I sent it based on the first reply.

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    Re: Lookup a Code and Return Text

    Can you post file with desired result. Demonstrate the answer to understand better.

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