Lookup or VB which should I use?

Rob from Ohio

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Here's my situation.

I have one worksheet with 88 columns and 10,000 rows of data (Range Name = Active_Data)

I have a second worksheet with one colum and 2,000 rows of data
(Range Name = Read_Data)

I want to use the second worksheet's Range as a lookup value to find matching data in the first worksheet. Then I want to copy the entire row from worksheet one (all 88 columns) into a third worksheet where the row in read_data matches a row in Active_data.

In essence I want to extract the data from worksheet one into a third worksheet where one columns (row) values match a (row) value from worksheet two.

Can anyone suggest the best method for doing this? Should I be using a long list of lookup formulas in my third worksheet or some form of VB code?
And can you provide an example of how to do this? I have been looking through the postings, but the longer I look the more confused I get.

Thanks,
Rob from Ohio
 

Oorang

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If you try to do that with formulas it's going to take forever unless you have a fairly fast machine. This is actually more of a job for access.
 

Rob from Ohio

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How would you do this with Access? Use some type of update query, and if so, how do you specify the values you want to use for the search criteria?
 

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