Help index and match?



I have a sheet (target) which has a project ID.

I have another sheet  (source) with 100 columns (which has the project id) 

I want In the target to take about 20 fields from the source and put into the target.

Vlookup is limited as it can't handle more than 20 columns.


and I can't find an example

MY field is called Request ID (e.g. BARID123) and I want to match on it in the source and return column 10, 20, 30 as an example - but I will copy the formula over to each of the target fields so only one column is returned.   Help






  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Matthew,

    VLOOKUP can handle more than 20 columns but it also depends on how many rows/cells you have. Depending on your structure it could also make sense to use a combination of INDEX/MATCH instead.

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too,

    I hope that helps!

    Have a fantastic week!


    Andrée Starå

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