hi guys,

I have different data sets from two different software programs these two programs share data.

these are bookkeeping entries.debet credit

bank 100

bank1 200.18soft 100

soft 200.18

the first data set consist of the last two entries of soft but then like a a lot of entries of soft. the second data set consist als of softdebet credit

soft 300.18

person1 100

person2 200.18i have to match soft of the first data set that consist of soft 200.18 and 100 with the second data set dat consist of the same soft but the sum of the individuals soft.

can sombody give me an idea on how to look at these problems in excel.

We probably have a language issue here, so it may a few tries before we can offer a solution. At this point I am totally confused by your request. Perhaps you could post some more examples of your input along with the desired output. We want to help, really we do! Please click on the following line and read the instructions on how to post example data in this forum. Thanks!

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thanks for your fast reply derbydad and excus me for mine language. I forgot to say that i am working with excel 2003. DATA SET 1 DATA SET 2 A B D E 1 soft 100.33 soft 150 2 soft 200 soft 700 3 soft 75 soft 300.33 4 soft 75 soft 222.12 5 soft 200 soft 225 6 soft 250 soft 356 7 soft 250 soft 850

the idea is to match for example A1 A2&B1 B2 FROM DATA SET 1 WITH D3 E3 FROM DATA SET 2. D3 E3 from data set 2 is the sum of A1 A2&B1 B2 from data set 1. Same goes for A5,6,7 &B,5,6,7=D2E2.

This site claims to have a VBA solution that works and also offers a template that uses the built in Excel Solver feature. http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/t...

Perhaps you could adapt your data and/or the solutions offered to put together something that works.

The VBA solution is pretty complex, so I would think that adapting your data layout to fit the code would be easier than adapting the code to fit your data. I haven't had a chance to try any of the suggested solutions, I'm just passing them along. I may give them a try later/tomorrow.

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thank you so much for the link derbydad y tried ti used the template with the solver solucion but its gives load model invalid constraint formulabesides it only uses one target amount and i am looking for a way to match a serie of amounts to a serie of target totals from those amounts.

Yes i used the VBA code and this code gives al possible matches for a target amount. Using one value multiple times to come up witth combinations for the chosen target amount. This would not be feasible for mine data set because i am looking for a way that it uses the vaules from data set 1 only once to match one target amount in data set 2. In the course of the week i wil put a example that is more clearer. I really appreciate your feedback derbydad and i am thankful.

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