A formula in Excel that will input a value fr

Microsoft Excel 2003 (full product)
June 17, 2010 at 01:53:04
Specs: Windows XP
Can anyone help me with a formula or a way
around this: I have an Excel spread sheet and
on sheet number one column A have a list of
names with various bits of information on, also
in sheet number one but in column C I have a
list of percentages (one against every name).

Now what I want to do in the second sheet is
create a dropdown list of all the names (I can
do this bit) and when a persons name is
selected in sheet two I want it to drag into
sheet two the percentage against that persons
name in sheet one.

Can anyone help??

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June 17, 2010 at 04:26:41

It sounds like the VLOOKUP() function will do what you want.

VLOOKUP() takes a series of parameters (look at the help file for details).
The first parameter is the value to be searched for - which will be the value in the drop-down cell.
The second parameter is the range which contains the name being searched for in the first column and the percentage in the second column, so a range like Sheet1!$A$1:$B$20, then the column number of the result in that range, 2 in this case if percentages are in column B. The final parameter will be FALSE (not in quotes), which ensures that a result is only returned for an exact match of the data.

Here's one I made earlier:


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