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I requested and received assistance from you a couple months

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I requested and received assistance from you a couple months ago, which I was pleased with the assistance. So, you should have my name and other data on file, I suspect. I need assistance with formulas in matching data from 2012-13, say grade 3, with student data from the prior year when they were a 2nd grader, in a desired format. I would like to have this same data for other grades (ie grades 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4 and 4 to 5), while still retaining students that don't match, still being recorded. I have a file I can send you with diagram of what I want. I want the formulas you design, so I can apply it to other schools. Thank you. Tim xxxxxxxxx

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 1 year ago.

The-PC-Guy :

Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name isXXXXX will do whatever I can to answer your question

The-PC-Guy :

please upload the sheet to the wikisend website and provide the download link, Then you can describe to me what you are looking to do.

JACUSTOMER-ap9g6r62- :

Please tell me again how to get to the wikisend website and forward my file to you.

The-PC-Guy :

sure

The-PC-Guy :

www.wikisend.com

The-PC-Guy :

after uploading the file to them

The-PC-Guy :

they will give you a link

The-PC-Guy :

paste the link here

The-PC-Guy :

seams that I lost you.

The-PC-Guy :

Guess you will paste the link when you are ready.

Customer:

Andrew,

Customer:

Sorry about the delay, but somehow I was logged out.

Customer:

I uploaded the file in need your assistance in through wikisend. The file number is XXXXX

Customer:

Thank you. Tim

Customer:

Were you able to access the file and understand the request?

The-PC-Guy :

have the file

The-PC-Guy :

but I don't understand what you n eed

Customer:

I would like you to match the names in the 2011-12 data set with those for 2012-13, advanced by one grade from the 2011-12 school year.

The-PC-Guy :

so if the first and last name exist in both, you want all of the information from 2012-13 copied to the middle set?

Customer:

Yes, I want the 2012-13 data to match the 2011-12 data advanced by a grade; I've given you example with the first some names to how I want it done. So, what I am doing, is seeing how a 2nd grader in 2011-12 did in 2012-13 as a 3rd grader...does this make sense?

The-PC-Guy :

not particularly

The-PC-Guy :

i am just tyring to figure out where the data in the middle set comes from

The-PC-Guy :

it looks like it is from 12-13

The-PC-Guy :

the columns on the right

Customer:

The data in the middle is an example of how I want you to perform the task. Yes, I want you to match the names of 2011-12 (at the far left), with the 2012-13 data.

The-PC-Guy :

i understand its an example

The-PC-Guy :

i'm stilll a little confused

The-PC-Guy :

i am matching the data on the left and right

The-PC-Guy :

and entering the results of ones that match in the middle

The-PC-Guy :

but using the data from the right

The-PC-Guy :

however on the sheet at the top in your instructions it says the ones that don't match

Customer:

Yes, I want you to match the names on the left with the names on the right; for those that don't match I still want you to list them - so they would have no data, if the name on the left or right does not match.

The-PC-Guy :

ok so we want both

The-PC-Guy :

if the name on the right matches the one on the left

The-PC-Guy :

it gets the data from the right

The-PC-Guy :

if not

The-PC-Guy :

its blank

Customer:

Yes, I want all names to appear, even if there is not a match for either one year or the other.

The-PC-Guy :

then you may need to have this done in 2 different middle sets

The-PC-Guy :

otherwise I think you may get duplicates

Customer:

No, there would not be duplicates; take a look at my example in the middle; you'll most of the names will match from 2011-12 grade 2 to 2012-13 grade 3, but some do not, so you'll see them with a blank for either 2011-12 or 2012-13

The-PC-Guy :

ok

The-PC-Guy :

i think what was confusing me is that i think you are saying you want it done for both directions

The-PC-Guy :

but it really only needs to be done for 1 direction

The-PC-Guy :

matching those in 13 to those in 12

The-PC-Guy :

it would either match or be blank

The-PC-Guy :

no other options

Customer:

No, the anchor is 2011-12; I want to see if the same students have a data set for the next year in 2012-13. For some students that had data in 2011-12, they are enrolled elsewhere and do not have the data at the same school the next year; for other students, they were not in the school in 2011-12, but they were in 2012-13 and have data. I want to see all their data, but, I want the students with both years of data to appear as well. And, remember, this is for 2 to 3, 3 to 4 and 4 to 5.

The-PC-Guy :

i'm sorry, but I am totally lost

The-PC-Guy :

you want to pull the data from the right columns

The-PC-Guy :

but you want me to go through the left columns

The-PC-Guy :

to see if the name is XXXXX XXXXX right columns

The-PC-Guy :

but not the other way around

The-PC-Guy :

so inotherwords

The-PC-Guy :

i am using previous year data to check against current

The-PC-Guy :

i'm trying to get the big picture before I do anything

The-PC-Guy :

its difficult to creat anything without having a solid understanding of it

Customer:

I think you got it. Can you call me on my cell at XXX-XXX-XXXX to confirm?

The-PC-Guy :

lol, Tim they do not allow us to do phone calls

The-PC-Guy :

sorry

The-PC-Guy :

let me try to put something together and you can let me know if it works for you or we need to go back to the drawing board

Customer:

Ok, please do so. I think you do have it now.

The-PC-Guy :

i hope so

The-PC-Guy :

give me a few mins

The-PC-Guy :

well im getting something

The-PC-Guy :

this should be it if I understood correctly

The-PC-Guy :

let me know if this works

Customer:

I want the student last name/first name from 2011-12 to match with the student last name/first name for 2012-13 - one line per student. So, for example, for Ashley Aviles who had data for 2011-12 as a 2nd grader, I want her 2012-13 data from grade 3 to be on the same line as the 2011-12 data. And, for students missing either 2011-12 or 2012-13, I still want them to appear in the data set, in alphabetical order for that year. Does this make sense?

The-PC-Guy :

then I would need to pull the 11-12 data

Customer:

No, just match the 2011-12 data set, by student last/first name with the 2012-13 data set - one line of data by student.; keep the entire 2011-12 and 2012-13 data sets intact, just move the 2012-13 data set to match the names of 2011-12; Again, grade 2 (2011-12) with grade 3 (2012-13), grade 3 (2011-12) with grade 4 (2012-13), etc.

The-PC-Guy :

yea

The-PC-Guy :

i think that will work

The-PC-Guy :

try this one

Customer:

You got it! This is exactly what I need! I want to copy your code to other schools, so I can do the same thing. I assume the page/column format must be exactly the same to replicate. Is this so? Thanks again for your patience and good work. Tim

The-PC-Guy :

yes

The-PC-Guy :

try to keep everything the same

The-PC-Guy :

the other thing to remember when copying

The-PC-Guy :

press

The-PC-Guy :

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER

The-PC-Guy :

to paste the formula

The-PC-Guy :

or it wont work

Customer:

Okay, go it. If I run into trouble I'll contact you again. Thanks again.
Tim

The-PC-Guy :

ok

The-PC-Guy :

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