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Is there a way to use a MATCH formula to look up where one value appears and then use that returned index as the point to reference to find another value?

Right now I have a spreadsheet set up where I have a list of project ID's (column A)and column B has the category that each project falls into. Now I need to reference those projects on other sheets, and every time I do that I would like to pull up the appropriate column B value.

I tried this to get where on the projects list it is called:

=MATCH(C16,'Projects List'!A1:A)

and that is pulling in the index of that project in the list. Now I want to look one column over to that and get the corresponding job category.

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  • use VLOOKUP for that:

    =VLOOKUP(C1, A:B, 2, 0)

  • for the whole column:

    =ARRAYFORMULA(IFERROR(VLOOKUP(C:C, A:B, 2, 0)))

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  • Perfect, exactly what I'm looking to do. – Patrick Mattei Mar 22 at 13:49

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