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    lookup 2 columns that are data validated wont return correct info

    i have two colums , a & b , each are data validated to give various options

    these options have been taken from another sheet within workbook (columns a & b)

    column c holds the information that needs to be returned when any of the options are selected via the data validation.

    here is how the info is set up on the first sheet
    Column A Column B Column C
    1.8 1.8 100
    2.4 2.4 200
    1.8 2.4 300

    on my second sheet colums a & b are data validated for various selections. i cant get the lookup to return the answer from column c when both columns a&b are selected.

    any takers?

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    Re: lookup 2 columns that are data validated wont return correct info

    If there is only one unique combination for each of column A and B on the first sheet, then you can use Sumproduct to return c

    e.g.

    =Sumproduct(--('Sheet1'!$A$1:$A$100=A1),--('Sheet1'!$B$1:$B$100=B1),'Sheet1'!$C$1:$C$100)

    where Sheet1!A1:C100 contains database data, and A1 and B1 are your lookup values in the active sheet. Adjust ranges to suit.
    Where there is a will there are many ways.

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