Library Tracking System

Reepicheep

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Mini-Library Tracking System (Microsoft Excel)

For this project, the students are expected to come up with a mini-library tracking system for a small classroom shelf; the project will consist of at least 3 worksheets.

One worksheet will contain a list of at least 30 books. In this list the following information should be listed: Catalog Number, Title, Author, classification, and copies available.

Another worksheet contains the ledger of the transactions of all borrowers (only 10 possible borrowers at a time). Everytime a person borrows or returns, it will be recorded in another worksheet. It should contain columns for catalog number as the search key and the borrower's name, whether the transaction is to borrow or return the book and the date of transaction. (suggestion: use the code 1 for borrowing and -1 for returning).

There should be two summary features for this project: a search key for the book, a summary sheet of borrowerrs (output how many books are still with each user).

Computer project. I already have an idea on how to do the search thing but.. I still don't have any idea on how to do the second feature. Help?

Another thing, using vlookup, i can only search book descriptions using the title. If i search using the catalog number, it returns as #N/A. Am i using the wrong function? The **** teacher wants it that i can search using the title and the catalog number.

Thanks a lot.

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Smitty

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Welcome to the Board!

The **** teacher wants it that i can search using the title and the catalog number.

And you're having a problem where?

Please note that we are all very sheltered here and do not get much experience with actual homework, what with jobs and all...If you would show us what you've done so far to solve the problem, then I am sure that someone will find a way to help out.

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Smitty

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How do i search a book then using the catalog number and the title? As of now, i can only search using the title only using vlookup.

How is your data structured?

You can use a combination of INDEX & MATCH for multiple criteria lookups, or add a helper column and concatenate data for VLOOKUP.

But wouldn't Catalog number be unique?

Try posting a shot of your sheet (HINT: See the link beneath my sig).

Smitty

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