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System: Mac, Excel 2016. Question: What formula will allow

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System: Mac, Excel 2016.
Question: What formula will allow me to
1. start with the value of a name on one workbook
2. search for that name in a different workbook's column
3. and if it finds that name, return a value of the name in the column just to the left (the team number)?
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Programming
Expert:  Kevin T replied 24 days ago.

How's it going.
Let me read of your question. Give me a minute.

Expert:  Kevin T replied 24 days ago.

This is not possible with a formula.

Expert:  Kevin T replied 24 days ago.

I think you mean a macro?

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Can you write that macro for me?Let's say
1. I want to look for a value in a cell, say in cell D1 (which currently has the name "Smith" in it).
2. I want the macro to search for that value (the name Smith) in another workbooks column C.
3. If that name appears in column C, I want the macro, I want the macro to return the value of the cell just to the left of where it found the value (so just to the left of "Smith" would be Smith's team number "3", I want that 3 back where I placed the macro).So can you write that macro? If so, will the $48 already charged to my card cover that fee?
Expert:  Kevin T replied 24 days ago.

Can you fill out 2 spreadsheets, one with some basic info like you have said above and one with the finished result (obviously manually entering the info)

This is so I can fully understand what you are asking.

If this is homework of any sort the actual homework would be hand as well If possible



Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Tnx KevinThe "Teams&Roles_V0..." file is where I'd like to run the macro (so that I'm ultimately left with either a team number or else some kind of error/value! message that there was a problem finding the name or there were duplicate last names).
The macro should search the "ENGR 101..." file's column referencing names but then select the team number value just beside the duplicate name and return that team number to the original cell where the macro ran from (assuming that macro's run like formulas from a cell).At this point, I'm okay with duplicate last names if it means a faster response. I can work those "errors" by hand.Very grateful if this works,
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
What do you think? Doable?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Opps, I just realized I did not manually enter the results.Let me redo if necessary.
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Okay here's the revised Teams and role excel v02 with the green area being what i want the macro to produce.
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Kevin,Can you give me some insight on if this is doable?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
It's not homework.
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
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Customer: replied 24 days ago.
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Expert:  Kevin T replied 23 days ago.


I had to go I did wait on a reply. I am sorry. I will opt out for someone else to help you.

Expert:  Robert replied 23 days ago.

You CAN do it with a formula

It is called vlookup

I am not sure if it will work across different worksheets but you can copy the worksheet you need to an out of the way portion of the worksheet you are on and then use the vlookup

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
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