Finding & Returning Cell data in a column

rpolasky

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Hello guys & gals,

I tried using the search section and I'm not really finding what I'm looking for, so I will try to ask it here. (and if there is a topic on this same thing please redirect me)

Sheet 1 A1-A3 is where I would like to place a specific text item from Sheet 2 Column A.

In Column A on Sheet 2 There is random text throughout the column. This data changes every time I use my macro button to pull in data from a website.

What I am trying to do is find the cell that start with "TAF" & the coresponding cells below ( all the becmg texts )

I cant just do a sheet 1 a1 = sheet 2 specific cell because sometimes the "TAF" portion changes to a different row #.

Is there a way to find "TAF" in column A in sheet 2 and take all the text in that column and put it in Sheet 1 A1, and then take everything below that and put in on sheet 1 as well?

Below is a picture of "sheet 2" ... sheet 1 you can imagine is blank.

Picture1_zpsd2311689.jpg


Thanks!

RP
 

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Hello guys & gals,

I tried using the search section and I'm not really finding what I'm looking for, so I will try to ask it here. (and if there is a topic on this same thing please redirect me)

Sheet 1 A1-A3 is where I would like to place a specific text item from Sheet 2 Column A.

In Column A on Sheet 2 There is random text throughout the column. This data changes every time I use my macro button to pull in data from a website.

What I am trying to do is find the cell that start with "TAF" & the coresponding cells below ( all the becmg texts )

I cant just do a sheet 1 a1 = sheet 2 specific cell because sometimes the "TAF" portion changes to a different row #.

Is there a way to find "TAF" in column A in sheet 2 and take all the text in that column and put it in Sheet 1 A1, and then take everything below that and put in on sheet 1 as well?

Below is a picture of "sheet 2" ... sheet 1 you can imagine is blank.

Picture1_zpsd2311689.jpg


Thanks!

RP

Hello and welcome to MrExecel.
is this going to be only one(TAF) cell per column
 
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Sheet1, A1, just enter:
Rich (BB code):
=MATCH("TAF*",Sheet2!A:A,0)

Sheet1, A2, just enter:
Rich (BB code):
=MATCH(REPT("z",255),Sheet2!A:A)-A1

Sheet1, A3, just enter, and copy down:
Rich (BB code):
=IF(ROWS($A$3:A3)<=$A$2,INDEX(Sheet2!A:A,ROWS($A$4:A4)+$A$1),"")

Is this what you wanted to have?
 
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Sheet1, A1, just enter:
Rich (BB code):
=MATCH("TAF*",Sheet2!A:A,0)

Sheet1, A2, just enter:
Rich (BB code):
=MATCH(REPT("z",255),Sheet2!A:A)-A1

Sheet1, A3, just enter, and copy down:
Rich (BB code):
=IF(ROWS($A$3:A3)<=$A$2,INDEX(Sheet2!A:A,ROWS($A$4:A4)+$A$1),"")

Is this what you wanted to have?

Let me try it.
 
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Sheet1, A1, just enter:
Rich (BB code):
=MATCH("TAF*",Sheet2!A:A,0)

Sheet1, A2, just enter:
Rich (BB code):
=MATCH(REPT("z",255),Sheet2!A:A)-A1

Sheet1, A3, just enter, and copy down:
Rich (BB code):
=IF(ROWS($A$3:A3)<=$A$2,INDEX(Sheet2!A:A,ROWS($A$4:A4)+$A$1),"")

Is this what you wanted to have?

No sir,

The formulas above are giving me numbers not the text that is in the cell.
 
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No sir,

The formulas above are giving me numbers not the text that is in the cell.

Sheet2... (where the data is)
Station
City
Metar
Metar
Metar
TAF KMKK 291659z
bcmg 2921/2923 vrb05kt
bcmg 3003/3009 vrb05kt

<colgroup><col style="width: 116pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 5489;" width="154"> <tbody>
</tbody>

Sheet1... (result)
bcmg 2921/2923 vrb05kt
bcmg 3003/3009 vrb05kt

<colgroup><col style="width: 116pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 5489;" width="154"> <tbody>
</tbody>

Is this expected result?
 
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Yes! with the addition of the line that has "TAF" in it being the the first one, then all the ones below that "TAF" line to follow.
 
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Yes! with the addition of the line that has "TAF" in it being the the first one, then all the ones below that "TAF" line to follow.

The set up I posted did that while excluding the TAF line... What follows is modified to include that too...

Sheet2, column A...
10
3
TAF KMKK 291659z
bcmg 2921/2923 vrb05kt
bcmg 3003/3009 vrb05kt

<colgroup><col style="width: 147pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 6968;" width="196"> <tbody>
</tbody>

A1, just enter:

=MATCH("TAF*",Sheet2!A:A,0)

A2, just enter:

=MATCH(REPT("z",255),Sheet2!A:A) -A1+1

A3, just enter and copy down:

=IF(ROWS($A$3:A3)<=$A$2,INDEX(Sheet2!A:A,ROWS($A$4:A4)-1+$A$1),"")

A1 and A2 are needed to generate the list with TAF and the values which follow.
 
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I put it in there just as you said, and it returned the lines above the "taf" line ( METAR, etc ) I need the TAF line itself and below.

I think it has to do with something in the INDEX portion of the formula, because it did work as intended... just Up not Down.
 
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