Referencing a Lookup Table

11/30/20
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Good afternoon,

I am rather new to Smartsheet formulas. I am trying to reference a lookup table column. Please see screenshot.

In the main table, I would like e.g. "MM" to autopopulate when Mickey Mouse is entered in the FULLNAME column.

Whether I try VLookup or Index/Match in the FULLNAME column of Main Table, I receive errors. I am sure that it is a simple fix.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Therese Murphy


Answers

  • Just to correct...in my actual lookup table FULLNAME is the primary column and Acronym is Column2

  • The above notes is my own correction

  • Bassam KhalilBassam Khalil ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 12/01/20

    Hi @Therese Murphy -DPSCS- 

    Hope you are fine, i prepared a sample sheet for your question and i hope the following will solve it.

    1- Acronym column & FULL NAME Column & Formula Column are Text / Number type.

    2- Criteria Column is dropdown menu type contain all Acronym you will use.

    3- in formula column use this formula =VLOOKUP([email protected], Acronym:[FULL NAME], 2, 0) and convert it to column formula.

    now when you select from Criteria column any Acronym automatically you will get the full name in formula column.


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  • Thank you so much...what would the VLOOKUP formula look like if you were referencing another sheet?

  • Bassam KhalilBassam Khalil ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Therese Murphy -DPSCS- 

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