Partial lookup issue

blopez5518

New Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2018
Messages
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Hello Everyone,

I was hoping someone could help me with a formula for a similar situation to what I have below. I know I can use an index/match formula to match B2 to column A and pull "The Snow is white". But I can not seem to find a way to do it the other way around.


ABC
1
The sky is blue

<tbody>
</tbody>
white

<tbody>
</tbody>
does anything in A2 match any cell in Column B

<tbody>
</tbody>
2
The grass is green

<tbody>
</tbody>
blue

<tbody>
</tbody>
3
The snow is white

<tbody>
</tbody>
green

<tbody>
</tbody>

<tbody>
</tbody>
 

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pgc01

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Apr 25, 2006
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19,877
Hi
Welcome to the board

Try in C1:

=LOOKUP(2,1/SEARCH($B$1:$B$3,A1),$B$1:$B$3)

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