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    How to combine vlookup and search partial text

    Hello All,

    I want to create a formular to return a value by searching a partial text. For example, in Sheet 2 col B, I want to search Sheet 2 col A (ID001) from the partial text of Sheet 1 Col A (ID001 - Name 1) and return the value of Sheet 1 Col B to Sheet 2 Col B (Yes).

    Sheet 1:
    Col A Col B
    ID001 - Name 1 Yes
    ID002 - Name 2 No
    ID003 - Name 3 No

    Sheet 2:
    Col A Col B
    ID001 [Return Value]
    ID003 [Return Value]

    Thanks for your help in advance.
    Last edited by NBVC; 03-24-2011 at 03:34 PM.

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    Re: How to combine vlookup and search partial text

    Try

    =Vlookup(A2&"*",'Sheet1'!A:B,2,FALSE)
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    Re: How to combine vlookup and search partial text

    Great, I forgot the wildcard. Thank you.

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    Re: How to combine vlookup and search partial text

    On a similar case, I am trying to create a formula for the following scenario but to no avail. Please note that Cell in Col A Sheet1 have multiple values. e.g A1 contains "ID001, ID002, ID003"

    Sheet 1:
    Col A Col B
    ID001, ID002, ID003 Yes
    ID004, ID005, ID006 No

    Sheet 2:
    Col A Col B
    ID002 [Return Value = Yes]
    ID006 [Return Value = No]

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    Re: How to combine vlookup and search partial text

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