ADVICE: Simple Lookup Tool

NeoSez

Board Regular
Joined
Aug 14, 2020
Messages
146
Office Version
  1. 2019
  2. 2010
Platform
  1. Windows
Can someone recommend if VBA is the way to go or if using this Dropdown list to look up numbers is better? I am a newbie so don't want anything so complicated that I will not understand. It's my first time using a combo box.
I created this simple lookup, but it's out of whack. I can not understand why the formula is in D14 and brought over the entire column from Sheet1. It will not allow me to move it back to B4 and gave me an ARRAY error. Did I write it incorrectly? I just want to search from rows 2-15, not insert it all. So this should be a simple exercise for pros, but I am a beginner, so I am stumped on how to fix this.
Excel Formula:
=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($B$4,Sheet1!B2:B15)),Sheet1!A2:A15,"")

So I tried to use this formula instead, but it returns an #N/A error.
Excel Formula:
=VLOOKUP(B4,Sheet1!A2:B171,2,0)

So in short,
Enter number or select from dropdown
Returns the Licence from Sheet 1.

Thank you for your help.

Sheet1
LicenceNo.
123456009
123457010
123458011
123459012
123460013
123461014
123462015
123463016
123464017


Sheet2
Sample Lookup.xlsm
ABC
1Enter No.
2
3
4010
5
6
7Your Licence is:
8#N/A
9
10
Sheet2
 

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Dave87

Board Regular
Joined
Apr 22, 2020
Messages
107
Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2016
Platform
  1. Windows
Excel Formula:
=LOOKUP(B4,Sheet1!$B$1:$B$10,Sheet1!$A$1:$A$10)

or if you dont have the Lookup function use

Excel Formula:
=INDEX(Sheet1!$A$1:$B$10,MATCH(Sheet2!B4,Sheet1!$B$1:$B$10,0),1)
 
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