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    Missing data

    I would like to get the Zip Codes into database 1 from database 2. Database 1 has names, addresses, but No Zip Codes and contains only 2000 people. Database 2 has Names, Addresses, and Zip codes. It contains over 30,000 peopleóMost but not all of the names from database 1 are in database 2. I how can you get the Zip Codes from database 2 into database 1. We do not have Microsoft Access, we are using Excel 2003
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    Which columns contain your data? You basically want a lookup formula but the exact version will depend on your data - e.g. whether address is all one column.
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    Column A contains Names--B contains addresses --and C contains Zip

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    Then you need a VLOOKUP. Something like:
    =VLOOKUP(B1,'[Database2.xls]Sheet1'!B:C,2,false)
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