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    Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    Hello Experts,

    I have the attached solution with UDF but my boss does not want to enable macros, as he is scared of macros . so, we recently upgraded to Office 365 which we have dynamic arrays.

    I was asked to find a solution to use excel built in formulas instead of the UDF. how can i get the same result with built-in Excel formula?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    I cannot look at your file because I'm currently writing this from a phone but simply based on the title of this thread if you want to look up a value in one column based on a source value in another column simply use the vlookup function. That'll work just fine as that's its primary purpose anyway

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    Re: Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    Thanks Adam. but the vlookup does not work on this scenario.

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    Re: Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    Well then if that's the case I can't help anymore unless you give plenty more details because it sounds to me like the function would work just fine. It works for any number of columns and any value you can type in and the fourth argument is optional

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    Re: Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    Adam,
    When you look at the file, you'll see why VLOOKUP will not work. He's looking for names in a comma delimited list within another comma delimited list.

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    Re: Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    1. Please update your profile to indicate that your are currently using 365. This will make a difference in solutions offered in the future
    2. Since you are using 365, are you willing to use Power Query/Get & Transform which is on the Data Tab of your version?

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    Greg,

    I stated that I was on a phone. You didn't assist, did you? If you didn't, shall I see if I can?

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    Re: Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    Hi Alan,

    I updated my profile. I also can use Power query.

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    Re: Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    With Power Query:

    1. Bring Column A into PQ Editor as Table1. Split column into Rows.

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    Jhon
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    Jimmy Jimmy
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    Alan
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    Michle Michle
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    Huda
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    Rambo Rambo
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    Re: Find matched value of column B in Column A how to do this with formula?

    Thanks a lot Alan

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