4

I am having trouble building a spreadsheet, the problem its my data table. I want to be able to pull data from the table, something that will match data from column A, and column B (on the same row) and give me the value in C.

Something like a double VLOOKUP matching two inputs (cells) to the table and giving me the third with the data I want.

3
  • changed the sheet permissions. will try the formuala given.
    – aky
    Feb 20, 2014 at 20:07
  • edited the formuala to "=query('Fleet Log'! C:E;"select 'Fleet Log'!E where 'Fleet Log'!C=C2 and 'Fleet Log'!D=B42")" still not working, im prob doing something rong still, i have a value error, also, does it matter that im trying to pull the data from another sheet?
    – aky
    Feb 20, 2014 at 20:12
  • This question would be more valuable if you could add some sample data and what you want the output to be.
    – ale
    Feb 21, 2014 at 13:41

1 Answer 1

2

Perhaps something like this:

=query(A:C;"select C where A=x and B=y")  

with x and y replaced by what it is you wish to select.

Since sight of your spreadsheet, I am not sure of what you would like where but suggest:

  1. insert a column immediately to the right of D in Fleet Log and in E2 enter:
    =C2&"|"&D2 and copy down to suit.

  2. in Sheet5 Cell C3:

    =iferror(vlookup(C$2&"|"&B3,'Fleet Log'!E:F,2,0),"")

and copy down to suit.

I suspect =VLOOKUP will not work 'backwards' (ie to its left) but INDEX/MATCH may suit. Keep the formula from 1. above but put it in G2 instead (without inserting a column). Then in Sheet5 Cell C3 copied down to suit:

=iferror(Index('Fleet Log'!$E:$E,match(C$2&"|"&$B3,'Fleet Log'!$G:$G,0),""))  

I'm getting curious to know whether this will work/suit!

3
  • is there anyway i can have this using the column "g" for the =C2&"|"&D2, as columns c to f must remain in that order due to the copy/pasting input of the data? and thanks for the help, has helped alot.
    – aky
    Feb 21, 2014 at 0:31
  • 1
    worked like a charm, thanks a bunch for the help ^^
    – aky
    Feb 21, 2014 at 0:46
  • 1
    just saying thanks again, since due to your help i was able to finish my project ^^
    – aky
    Feb 21, 2014 at 10:42

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.