Function to pull off data providing certain conditions are met


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Jul 30, 2010
I thought it would have been simple, but I am not having much luck.

Situation is as follows.

I have a list of company names in column A, sheet 1. The names are often several words long. In tab 2 of the workbook, I have another list of companies.

I want to construct a formula that will do this:

1. Look at the names in column A, sheet 1

2. Go to sheet 2, column A

3. If the first word of each row in column A (sheet 1) matches the first word of each row in column A (sheet 2) then give me the number in column B (sheet 2). If it doesn't match, then don't give me anything

Is that possible? I know there are IF, MATCH and INDEX functions, but I am not sure how to use them. :(

I am grateful for any suggestions and help, thank you!

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