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    Vlookup a value from an array containing the value plus extras

    Is there a way to VLOOKP a specific value from a group of data that contains that value and some additional information?

    Example:
    I want to VLOOKUP "ABC" from Column A and return the numerical value that is located in Column B into Column C.

    Easy enough Here:

    ColA = ABC
    ColB = 1122
    ColC =
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    ColD = ABC



    BUT, what if i have the following information instead:

    ColA = ABC7458
    ColB = 1122
    ColC = ??
    ColD = ABC

    How can i pull the 1122 out of that using the ABC from Column D?
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    Re: Vlookup a value from an array containing the value plus extras

    =right(VLOOKUP(A1,A:B,2,FALSE),4)

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    Re: Vlookup a value from an array containing the value plus extras

    If you the "ABC" could be anywhere in the data string, or you don't know how long the data string will be, try a formula like the following:

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    Let me know if it works.

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    Re: Vlookup a value from an array containing the value plus extras

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Vlookup a value from an array containing the value plus extras

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBas View Post
    If you the "ABC" could be anywhere in the data string, or you don't know how long the data string will be, try a formula like the following:

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    I do like this one, but how can i change the "ABC" from your code to the value that is in column D?

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    Re: Vlookup a value from an array containing the value plus extras

    If I understand your request correctly, you simply have to change the syntax "ABC" to the cell that contains the value, ie, D1 (note: do not use quotation marks when referencing the cell):

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    Let me know if that works

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    Re: Vlookup a value from an array containing the value plus extras

    Your correct, it was an error on my part testing it.

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    Re: Vlookup a value from an array containing the value plus extras

    I am not sure how to ask this without breaking forum rules...if this should be a new question let me know!


    Now, how would i do this?

    ColA = ABC7458
    ColB = 1122
    ColC = ??
    ColD = ABC

    How can i pull the 7458 out of ColA using the ABC from Column D?

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