From: Benjamin on 23 Mar 2010 18:21 I need to look for this value within a cell i.e. A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF within Folder:Folder:Folder:Folder:FolderPath:A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF then return that row's third column's value. From: Ziggy on 23 Mar 2010 18:48 On Mar 23, 4:21 pm, Benjamin wrote:> I need to look for this value within a cell > > i.e. > A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF > > within Folder:Folder:Folder:Folder:FolderPath:A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF >  then return that row's third column's value. =SUMIF(A2,"*"&"A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF"&"*",C2) IF A2 contains the string it will pick up the value in column C. This is intended for a single row,,, to be copied vertically to the extent of the database. From: Max on 23 Mar 2010 19:20 You can work it this way for fuzzy searches ... Assume your source data in cols A and C from row2 down Assume A1 contains the string: A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF Put this in B1, press normal ENTER to confirm will do: =INDEX(C2:C100,MATCH(TRUE,INDEX(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(A1,A2:A100)),),0)) B1 will return the required result from col C. Inspiring? hit the YES below -- Max Singapore --- "Benjamin" wrote:> I need to look for this value within a cell > > i.e. > A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF > > within Folder:Folder:Folder:Folder:FolderPath:A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF > then return that row's third column's value. From: Max on 24 Mar 2010 19:24 > =SUMIF(A2,"*"&"A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF"&"*",C2)> IF A2 contains the string it will pick up the value in column C But it fails if col C = text. I'd prefer the more generic index/match way explained in my response which works to return both text or numbers. You had another earlier posting which bears relevance to this issue. If you use the more generic index/match instead of SUM conditional functions to perform lookup-n-return, then it doesn't matter what the return col may contain (text, nums or mixed data). It'll work right through. -- Max Singapore --- From: Ziggy on 25 Mar 2010 13:14 On Mar 24, 5:24 pm, Max wrote:> > =SUMIF(A2,"*"&"A1XT-4-0713-01-00021-1.PDF"&"*",C2) > > IF A2 contains the string it will pick up the value in column C > > But it fails if col C = text. I'd prefer the more generic index/match way > explained in my response which works to return both text or numbers. You had > another earlier posting which bears relevance to this issue. If you use the > more generic index/match instead of SUM conditional functions to perform > lookup-n-return, then it doesn't matter what the return col may contain > (text, nums or mixed data). It'll work right through. > -- > Max > Singapore > --- True. Where I use this the "C" always contains a value. Very good point though.  |  Pages: 1 Prev: Calculating Resolution RatesNext: Matching two sets of data?