Need help with a Match / Vlookup type formula

squeakums

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I have this data, it has too much details in one column. I'm trying to write a formula that will find only certain contents based on cell A on another tab. If it matches whats in one of those cells, then pull that name or details. How would I go about writing a formula for this?
I looked up something, but this one below isn't very helpful or I wouldn't understand how to vlookup the other cell and then if matched pull data from cell A?

=VLOOKUP("*"&val&"*",data,2,FALSE)
 

mohadin

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Code:
=VLOOKUP("*"&"val"&"*",data,1,FALSE)
Code:
=VLOOKUP("*"&Sheet2!A1&"*",data,1,FALSE)
 
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squeakums

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That formula doesn't work for me. I need to look in an array column A on one sheet, and column A in another, if it matches (it won't match exactly) only partially, then pull from Archer Search Report, if it matches partically from the vlookup sheet.

=MATCH('Archer Search Report'!A:A,'vlookup sheet'!A:A,1)

I tried this, it gives errors.

Can you write up a vlookup partial formula?

Example:

Test - I found the ISami Here - burt

I want it to look at the entire column if it finds the text similar to this but not all of it, I want it to pull from the Archer Search Report, the normal name to take out - burt and - test, etc.
 

squeakums

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Nevermind, I feel silly, I figured it out:

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP([@ReqEval],'vlookup sheet'!A:A,1,TRUE), "")
 

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