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Matching Two Table (Excel 2003)
Hi All
I have two sheets. I need to match column B with column D on sheet 1,
and at the same time, I need to match also column B of sheet 1 with column B of sheet 2 both using column A as a common identifier.
If column B match with column D on sheet 1 and column B of sheet 1 match with column B of sheet 2, return " match "
If column B match with column D on sheet 1 but column B of sheet 1 does not match with column B of sheet 2, return " name match "
if column B does not match with column D on sheet 1 but column B of sheet 1 match with column B of sheet 2, return " symbol match "
if all of the above does not match, return " Unmatch "
TIA
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20080517, 21:28 #2
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Re: Matching Two Table (Excel 2003)
Let's say that your data start in row 2. You could use a formula like this:
=CHOOSE(1+ISNA(MATCH(B2,$D$2:$D$1000,0))+2*ISNA(MA TCH(B2,Sheet2!$B$2:$B$1000,0)),"Match","Symbol match","Name match","No match")
for row 2, and fill down. Change the upper bound 1000 as needed.

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Re: Matching Two Table (Excel 2003)
Hans
Excellent ! Thank you. I was trying to use Index / Match but without success.
Would you explain about this formula if it not too much to ask for.
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Re: Matching Two Table (Excel 2003)
The expression ISNA(MATCH(B2,$D$2:$D$1000,0)) returns TRUE = 1 if there is no match for B2 in column D on the same sheet, and FALSE = 0 if there is a match. Let'sabbreviate this expression as P.
The expression ISNA(MATCH(B2,Sheet2!$B$2:$B$1000,0)) returns TRUE = 1 if there is no match for B2 in column B on Sheet2, and FALSE = 0 if there is a match. We'll abbreviate this one as Q.
The formula computes 1+P+2*Q. The result is as follows:
<table border=1><td> </td><td>P</td><td>Q</td><td>1+P+2*Q</td><td>Both match</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>1</td><td>First match</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>2</td><td>Second match</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>3</td><td>No match</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>4</td></table>
The CHOOSE function looks at the first argument, and if this is 1 it returns the first argument after that, if it is 2 the second argument after it etc.

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Re: Matching Two Table (Excel 2003)
Hans
Thanks for the explanation. I will need sometime to digest this. This will definitely goes into my library
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