# display a picture in a cell when the picture name is selected

1. ## display a picture in a cell when the picture name is selected

Hi

I have done the above where when I select a picture name from a drop down list it displays the relevant picture in another cell by using the IF function in the named formula

My question is why cant I use VLOOKUP instead of IF in the named formula. When I use it it comes with an error.

2. ## Re: display a picture in a cell when the picture name is selected

Hi... it may be helpful for you to post a workbook to clarify your question a bit. If it's sensitive data, or pictures that you cannot share, consider altering a subset of them - without knowing the structure of your data, where the drop down is, how the IF statement is called, and what the error is, it's difficult to assist you.

Thanks!

3. ## Re: display a picture in a cell when the picture name is selected

sorry for interrupting this post...but how do I submit a question? Thanks!

4. ## Re: display a picture in a cell when the picture name is selected

Hi

I have attached a sample file where in the 'Main' chart when I select a picture from the drop down menu it will automatically display the relevant picture from the other sheet

I have done this by using the IF function in the formula named as picture ( =IF(Main!\$F\$5="house",pics!\$C\$6,IF(Main!\$F\$5="box",pics!\$C\$7,pics!\$C\$8)) & it works perfectly

what I need to know is whether the IF function can be replaced with a VLOOKUP

Thanks

5. ## Re: display a picture in a cell when the picture name is selected

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Rgds

6. ## Re: display a picture in a cell when the picture name is selected

Not with VLOOKUP I guess, try this:

=INDEX(pics!\$C\$6:\$C\$8,MATCH(\$F\$5,pics!\$B\$6:\$B\$8,0))

But you need to set up the table like in the file attach

7. ## Re: display a picture in a cell when the picture name is selected

Thank you very much - it worked

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