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    Macro to return data into a comment

    Hi all,

    I'm a fairly novice Excel user and I'm trying to set-up a simple project scheduling workbook for my company.

    I was hoping that one of you may know how I can do the following...

    I want to set-up a macro that I can run that will:

    Search column A on two separate worksheets (sheets 1 and 2)
    If data is found on sheet 1 that matches data on sheet 2, do the following:
    Return the data contained in a specified column corresponding to the particular row in which the match was made, onto the other sheet.
    Here's the even trickier part... I want it returned in the form of a comment in a specified cell on sheet 1

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    Here's an example --

    Sheet 1 has a list of 3 people:
    Column A (Name) - John, Frank, Sally
    Column B (Eye Colour) - Green, Blue, Brown

    Sheet 2 has a list of 4 people
    Column A (Name) - Mark, Paul, Megan, Sally
    Column B (irrelevant data) - blah, blah, blah, blah
    Column C (irrelevant data) - blah, blah, blah, blah


    I want to run a macro that will search column A on both sheets. When it matches "Sally", I want it to return "Eye colour - Brown" as a comment in cell C4 on sheet 2.

    I obviously intend for this to run on a larger scale than what's listed in the example. Each sheet in my workbook has about 100 data sets which are constantly changing.

    AM I CRAZY?

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    Hi Aaron
    this should work:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron W
    Hi all,


    I want to run a macro that will search column A on both sheets. When it matches "Sally", I want it to return "Eye colour - Brown" as a comment in cell C4 on sheet 2.

    I obviously intend for this to run on a larger scale than what's listed in the example. Each sheet in my workbook has about 100 data sets which are constantly changing.

    AM I CRAZY?
    Hi,

    Try the following. It puts the comments in column D since your note suggests columns B&C have data, albeit irrelevant. If you want the comments in column C, just alter the offset '5' in
    Range("A2").Cells(x, 5).AddComment to a '4'

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