Creating a formula to check if combination of codes is available

johanexcel

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Dear all,

I would like to request some help with creating a formula.

I have 1 data sheet with account numbers (column A) and departments (Column B). Not all account numbers are available with all departments.

AccountDepartment
400015
400016
400021
400115
400117
400120

<tbody>
</tbody>


In the input sheet (which will be completed manually) I would like to have a control to see if the combination of account number and department is a valid combination. What formula could I use?

Many thanks in advance for your expertise!

Johan
 

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Oeldere

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Book1
ABCDEFG
1Lookup tableINPUT DATA
2AccountDepartmentAccountDepartment
34000154000154000421data not valid
4400016400016400016 
5400021400021400021 
6400115400115400115 
7400117400117400117 
8400120400120400120 
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Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
C3=A3&B3
C4=A4&B4
C5=A5&B5
C6=A6&B6
C7=A7&B7
C8=A8&B8
G3=IFERROR(IF(MATCH(E3&F3,C3:C8,0)>0,"",),"data not valid")
G4=IFERROR(IF(MATCH(E4&F4,C4:C9,0)>0,"",),"data not valid")
G5=IFERROR(IF(MATCH(E5&F5,C5:C10,0)>0,"",),"data not valid")
G6=IFERROR(IF(MATCH(E6&F6,C6:C11,0)>0,"",),"data not valid")
G7=IFERROR(IF(MATCH(E7&F7,C7:C12,0)>0,"",),"data not valid")
G8=IFERROR(IF(MATCH(E8&F8,C8:C13,0)>0,"",),"data not valid")
 
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