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Dauntless
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I think this is probably pretty simple but I can't find a clear example of how to do this

I have a list with two columns and about about 75 rows

looks like this:

https://i.imgur.com/wTL95zt.png

I have another sheet with about 5000 rows, I want something to find the number on the left (above) and replace it with the number on the right.
So 5 would become 2 and 10 would become 8 etc.

One thing I need to keep in mind is that I need I would need all values replaced at the same time, because if it did it one after the other then all of the 1's would become 2's and then those 2's would turn into 3's


Does that make sense?

If you help me with this i'll give you a karma and i'll owe you one

and i always pay the ones i owe
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Uzique The Lesser
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you should PM roc he's an expert bean-counter and went to college especially to become an excel whizz
Jay
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=VLOOKUP(target,A2:B20,2,)
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Jay
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You would have to create another column next to the one you want to match and it will spit out the number you want. So, you say you have 5000 rows, lets call that column A on sheet 1. In column B on sheet 1 you put the above formula using A1, A2, A3 etc instead of 'target' with the array call 'A2:B20' going to your reference sheet that you're showing in the OP.
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Jay
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Or you could just use 'replace'
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Dauntless
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ah yeh gotcha

i had a look at replace but i couldn't get it to work

this vlookup seems to be the ticket
https://imgur.com/kXTNQ8D.png
Jay
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vlookup is the best excel function ever.
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dauntless send me the file and I will do it for you in less than 2 mins
Uzique The Lesser
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Jay wrote:

=VLOOKUP(target,A2:B20,2,false)
Fixed it for you
Jay
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KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

Jay wrote:

=VLOOKUP(target,A2:B20,2,false)
Fixed it for you
Nevermind. Brain fart.

true or false would work for him though, he's not dealing in fractions.

Last edited by Jay (2013-04-05 12:33:27)

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this is almost working but i'm getting an #N/A on a some of the values...

I need to leave soon, i'll have to take a look at it tomorrow

thanks for the offer ken, i might take you up on it tomorrow
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KEN-JENNINGS
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Jay wrote:

KEN-JENNINGS wrote:

Jay wrote:

=VLOOKUP(target,A2:B20,2,false)
Fixed it for you
Nevermind. Brain fart.

true or false would work for him though, he's not dealing in fractions.
exact match = false

closest match = true

I always default to 'false' just by habit
KEN-JENNINGS
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Dauntless wrote:

this is almost working but i'm getting an #N/A on a some of the values...

I need to leave soon, i'll have to take a look at it tomorrow

thanks for the offer ken, i might take you up on it tomorrow
seriously, i can have it to you in less than 2 mins
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Uzique The Lesser wrote:

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i remember seeing dauntless stay up until the morning on many occasions while he had his teamspeak going. whenever i would ask him why he stayed up that long he would nonchalantly reply with: "business"



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Dauntless
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i've literally never replied with "business"

i hearby request a delete to all posts that are non pertinent to the excel matter at hand
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KEN-JENNINGS
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dauntless, as a fine upstanding and well-respected member of the community it is with my utmost displeasure and disgust that I have to deny your request.
Jay
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Does european excel use $'s?
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Dauntless
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wait till tucker hears about this! she'll have your head

anyway i pmed you the sheet and the NDA
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Dauntless
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Jay wrote:

Does european excel use $'s?
lol, yeah it does

would be pretty funny if we changed it to the £ or € tho
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Jay
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I am mildly surprised that it's on your keyboards tbh
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sorry, i was on a call.  it's done now.  you want to select the whole columns (A:B) instead of (A2:B73) because as you drag the formula down, you also drag the range down, meaning any values in the earlier range (for example, four cells down the range would be A6:B79, meaning it wouldn't look up anything in cells A:3-5 and B74-78) would not return anything.  That's why the N/A was happening.  Jay is an excel noobie!
Dauntless
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ah yeah got it

thanks m8 i owe you one
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Jay
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You just use $ in front of the array calls silly. $A$2:$B$73

Last edited by Jay (2013-04-05 12:56:12)

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extra work adding the dollar signs in to lock the range when you can just click the whole cells.

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