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    Replacing text with corresponding text according to table

    Hello Excel Forum,

    I'm trying to replace a column consisting of codes (such as A1.1 or C1.6) with text that corresponds to each of those codes (so say A1.1 = John and C1.6 = Mary). Most codes appear more than once and in no particular order.

    I've got another table that documents how those codes correspond with all the codes in column A and corresponding text in column B.

    How can I automatically the column of codes with the corresponding texts according to the correspondencies defined in my second table?

    Thanks so much for your help!

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    Re: Replacing text with corresponding text according to table

    Hi gaggia,

    This sounds like you need a Lookup Table where the "A1.1" is in column A and the "John" is in column B in the same row.

    Then create a new column in your original table and use a =VLookup(A1,..Your lookup table.., 2, 0) which will return John when A1 is "A1.1"

    After you get all those lookups correct, copy the whole column and paste over the original column using "Values Only" and that should be your answer.

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