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    "VLOOKUP" from cells containing value of interest amongst other values

    Hello,

    Apologies if the title is not very clear, I will try to explain what I am trying to do (unsuccessfully after a few attempts and googling).

    I would like to perform a VLOOKUP or similar on data that is organised like this:

    A B C D E
    1 Data of interest Source array Source array
    2 text2 text1, text2, text3 value1

    Importantly, the text in D2 is all present in the same cell. I would basically like to get "value1" in B2, corresponding to a match with the content of B1. If the list in D2 was not separated by commas, I would do a simple VLOOKUP and get it, but I don't know how to extract "text2" from the cell to perform the VLOOKUP. I've tried combinations of VLOOKUP and MATCH but I can't seem to figure it out.

    Many thanks for your help and your time on this basic question!

    G.

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    Re: "VLOOKUP" from cells containing value of interest amongst other values

    Try including wildcards. Something like this:

    =INDEX(E:E,MATCH("*"&A2&"*",D:D,0))

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    Re: "VLOOKUP" from cells containing value of interest amongst other values

    Thank you! Works perfectly!

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    Re: "VLOOKUP" from cells containing value of interest amongst other values

    Quote Originally Posted by guillm View Post
    Thank you! Works perfectly!
    You're welcome. Happy to help!

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