Query in excel

Microsoft Excel 2003 (full product)
March 23, 2011 at 17:30:58
Specs: Windows 7

I want to make a formula that sort of does a query in excel.

Here's what I want to do, I'm working with a soil data set. There are about 600 different soils and each soil has 3-6 layers. I want to be able to type in the soil and then get the soil-layer type in 6 different cells.

To clarify, I'm working with 3 columns

Column 1 - Measured soil (600 different ones)
Column 2 - Soil layer (1-6)
Column 3 - Soil type (about 15 different ones)

If I give an input of the measured soil and the layer I want it to display, I want my output to give what column 3 shows.

What I tried to do is this:
{=IF("Range of soils"="soil input";IF('"Range of soil layers"=1;"Range of soil types";"");"")} (input as an array)

So basically, if within the range of soils my soil input is found, see if the soil layer input is found and if yes, give the soil type.

I hope it's clear. Thanks for your time

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March 24, 2011 at 02:51:35
I made an excel sheet to show what I mean:



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March 24, 2011 at 15:06:35
Try this:

F7: Punta#
G7: Layer
F8: Lookup entry for Punta#
G8: Lookup entry for Layer
H8: =DGET(A1:C22,"Capa#", F7:G8)

You'll have to expand the lookup range from C22 to the full table.

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March 24, 2011 at 15:21:38
Thanks that works!

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