Help PLEASE. Retrieveing Info Fom Another Spreadsheet

Mister H

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Hi:

I have 2 spreadsheets that have some of the same info as well as different data. Doc A contains Employees Name and ID number (20 000 Rows) and Doc B contains Employee ID, Name and Work Location. What I am trying to do is SET UP SOME TYPE OF FORMULA THAT WILL HAVE DOC 1 LOOK AT DOC 2 AND ONCE IT FINDS THE EMPLOYEES ID NUMBER FROM THE LIST IN DOC 2 IT WILL PUT THE ID NUMBER INTO DOC 1. i have played around a bit but can't seem to figure it out. It is definately not a simpple cut and paste procedure. Does anyone know hwo I can accompliish my task? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mark
 

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it sounds like vlookup is the function that you should use in this situation. for example, if you have an employee ID in cell A1 and employee name in cell B1 in workbook1.xls, and you have an employee ID in cell A1 of workbook2.xls, use something like this:

=VLOOKUP(A1,[workbook1]Sheet1!$A$1:$B$1,2,FALSE)

for more information on using the vlookup function, consult Excel's online help on the function.

HTH
kevin
 
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