I don't know how else to put it of phrase it, I am really stumped here. I will put what I have down below and hopefully, someone will understand what I am getting at.

=QUERY(Sheet3!A:B,"select B where A =QUERY(Sheet2!B:D,"select D where B = '"&A2&"'",0")
  • pls share a copy of your sheet – user0 Jul 24 '19 at 7:08


A Google Sheets formulas start with = or +. A formula can't be inside of another formula. In other words, the = could be used as operator inside of a formula only when comparing two values, i.e. =IF(A1=B1,"Success!","Failure")


The second argument of QUERY is a optional text value. You could use the functions and operators to build this text value, but it should be a single (escalar ) value, so you could use QUERY inside QUERY only if the first one helps you to build this text value.


Assuming D column is text then it would be like this:

=QUERY(Sheet3!A:B, "select B where A = '"&
 QUERY(Sheet2!B:D, "select D where B = '"&A2&"' limit 1", 0)&"'", 0)

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