Matching up data between 2 workbooks

zookeepertx

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  1. Windows
I have 2 workbooks: 1 contains data in columns A-K & the other is a log containing data in columns A-P. On the data sheet, col C is a vendor name & col A is a shortened code for the vendor. On the log sheet, col E is the first 9 characters of the vendor name followed by a / & the vendor number.

I need to match up the 9 characters of the vendor name on the log with the first 9 characters of the vendor name on the data sheet & return the vendor's code from col A of the data sheet in col R of the log.
EXCEPT: if the vendor name has a duplicate just above or below it on the data sheet or the vendor code has a duplicate just above or below it on the data sheet, then I need the word VERIFY in col R of the log. It would be best if the cells that return VERIFY could be red & any cells in col R without a match on the data sheet could be yellow with something like NO MATCH in them.

Here is an example of the data sheet (left) & the log sheet (right) as they start out:

Col A
Col C
Col E
Row 1
WIDS
Widgets and Stuff
Row 1
Justin Mo/27584
Row 2
BUCO
Bungee Cords Intl
Row 2
Wires N S/13579
Row 3
WNST
Wires N Strings
Row 3
Dictionar/14893
Row 4
DICT
Dictionaries R Us
Row 4
Dictionar/14893
Row 5
DICR
Dictionaries R Us
Row 5
Northern /98347
Row 6
JUST
Just A Dollar
Row 6
Widgets a/12345
Row 7
JUST
Justin Morgan
Row 7
Bungee Co/24680

<TBODY>
</TBODY>

As you can see, Dictionaries R Us has a duplicate in the name column & JUST has a duplicate in the code column. Also, on the log sheet, Row 5 has no match on the data sheet. So, the desired result on the log sheet would be:

Col E
Col R
Row 1
Justin Mo/27584
VERIFY
Row 2
Wires N S/13579
WNST
Row 3
Dictionar/14893
VERIFY
Row 4
Dictionar/14893
VERIFY
Row 5
Northern /98347
NO MATCH
Row 6
Widgets a/12345
WIDS
Row 7
Bungee Co/24680
BUCO

<TBODY>
</TBODY>


I would REALLY appreciate any help on this; I've been studying on it & can't seem to figure out how to do it. Thanks!
(Just got Excel 2010 & still trying to figure it out)
 

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