VLOOKUP Help

liammoohan

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I have a number of tabs on a workbook for daily statistics named '0112', '0212' etc for each day of the month.

Is there anyway to VLOOKUP the data from a specific tab and return to another sheet if the tab name is typed in cell A1 on a different workbook?
 

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VoG

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Try INDIRECT, e.g.

=VLOOKUP(A2,INDIRECT("'"&A1&"'!A1:B10"),2,FALSE)
 

liammoohan

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Cannot get this to work.

To explain a bit further.

I have worksheet named 'Daily Stats' to which information is pasted each day on the corresponding tab.

I have another sheet called 'Reporting' which people will use and type the date they require information for i.e. 03/12/2009, I have a cell on this sheet which converts the date to the sheet appropriate sheet tab name (in this case '0312')

I need the VLOOKUP on the 'Reporting' Sheet to return the appropriate value from the required tab on the 'Daily Stats' sheet based on the date entered by the user.
 

VoG

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Example sheet to look up from

<b>0312</b><br /><br /><table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="font-family:Calibri,Arial; font-size:11pt; background-color:#ffffff; padding-left:2pt; padding-right:2pt; "> <colgroup><col style="font-weight:bold; width:30px; " /><col style="width:64px;" /><col style="width:64px;" /></colgroup><tr style="background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; font-weight:bold; font-size:8pt; "><td > </td><td style=" border-width:3px; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; ">A</td><td style=" border-width:3px; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; ">B</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >1</td><td >C</td><td >K</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >2</td><td >I</td><td >Y</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >3</td><td >C</td><td >W</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >4</td><td >Q</td><td >X</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >5</td><td >P</td><td >R</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >6</td><td >P</td><td >B</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >7</td><td >E</td><td >T</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >8</td><td >B</td><td >E</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >9</td><td >X</td><td >Y</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >10</td><td >V</td><td >A</td></tr></table> <br />Excel tables to the web - Excel Jeanie Html 4


Example Reporting sheet

<b>Reporting</b><br /><br /><table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="font-family:Calibri,Arial; font-size:11pt; background-color:#ffffff; padding-left:2pt; padding-right:2pt; "> <colgroup><col style="font-weight:bold; width:30px; " /><col style="width:103px;" /><col style="width:111px;" /></colgroup><tr style="background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; font-weight:bold; font-size:8pt; "><td > </td><td style=" border-width:3px; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; ">A</td><td style=" border-width:3px; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; ">B</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >1</td><td style="text-align:right; ">0312</td><td >X</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >2</td><td >Q</td><td > </td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="border-width:3; border-style:eek:utset;border-color:#f0f0f0; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >3</td><td style="text-align:right; ">03/12/2009</td><td > </td></tr></table><br /><table style="font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt; border-style: groove ;border-color:#00ff00;background-color:#fffcf9; color:#000000; "><tr><td ><b>Spreadsheet Formulas</b></td></tr><tr><td ><table border = "1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" style="font-family:Arial; font-size:9pt;"><tr style="background-color:#cacaca; font-size:10pt;"><td >Cell</td><td >Formula</td></tr><tr><td >A1</td><td >=TEXT(A3,"ddmm")</td></tr><tr><td >B1</td><td >=VLOOKUP(A2,INDIRECT<span style=' color:008000; '>("'"&A1&"'!A1:B10")</span>,2,FALSE)</td></tr></table></td></tr></table> <br />Excel tables to the web - Excel Jeanie Html 4
 

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