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    Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    Hi guys, was just wondering if it is possible to enter a value into a cell, and then get excel to automatically lookup and fill all the associated data into a table adjacent to the original cell.

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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    like this?
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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    Hi Martin, many thanks for your reply. I have previously used the lookup in the way you've shown but what I am striving for is some sort of function that I can fill down the whole of columns A and B so that literally all that needs to be done is to type the name into column C and the rest will appear straight away?

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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    i'm not sure what you mean!

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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    I mean I want to know if there's a way to just type in the name (i.e. "Example 1") and then as soon as I've typed that name, all the data will be laid out in a table next to where I've just typed the name. It's probably not possible without a macro though.

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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    if you are going to put a name in any random cell in that column and expect it to pop up then yes you'll need code
    ok i rethought it and i thought of a possible way
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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    Quote Originally Posted by martindwilson View Post
    if you are going to put a name in any random cell in that column and expect it to pop up then yes you'll need code
    ok i rethought it and i thought of a possible way
    that is fantastic! exactly what i needed. thank you so much for your help! I'll have a look at the code and try and decipher how you've done it.

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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    sorry to be fussy but is there a way to get it to be blank in columns A and B rather than "#N/A" when there is text in C but it doesn't match anything in the data?

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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    nope id have too many ifs But just select range conditional format as =isna(a1) and use same color for font as cell background

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    Re: Advanced lookup -Retrieving multiple data from a single cell?

    ok. thanks!

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