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    match any part of the field

    I have a large amount of numbers I need to check for in an excel spreadsheet but the problem is they may have other 'text' and other information surrounding it. For example global sub account = '8154','8111' so if I was looking for 8154 I would want to get a hit on that particular field based off a look up of sorts.

    any ideas?
    Last edited by mws5872; 07-06-2009 at 12:38 PM.

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    Re: match any part of the field

    Maybe using wildcards?

    e.g.

    =Vlookup("*8154*",A1:B100,2,FALSE)
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    Re: match any part of the field

    Quote Originally Posted by NBVC View Post
    Maybe using wildcards?

    e.g.

    =Vlookup("*8154*",A1:B100,2,FALSE)
    this worked

    =VLOOKUP("*"&A278&"*",'entitlements-GSAC'!$D$2:$D$313,1,FALSE)

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    Re: match any part of the field

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