VLOOKUP Formula

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Hi Smartsheet community!


This may seem like a simple question but I cannot figure out this formula for the life of me.

I am trying to do a basic VLOOKUP formula. On sheet #1 I will have a column that lists employee alias's and a column that will VLOOOKUP that same alias's level from sheet #2.

On sheet #2 it will be a list of alias's and their matching level.


Sheet #1: (raw data no formula)

Sheet #2: (VLOOKUP Sheet)


I am needing the VLOOKUP formula to pull the level listed on sheet #1 and match it to the alias on sheet #2.

I keep getting error messages back and I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong.


Thanks in advance!

Answers

  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @BCK Team

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Can you paste the formula you're working with here?

    I hope that helps!

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  • Bassam Khalil
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    Hi @BCK Team 

    Hope you are fine, please check the following formula

    =VLOOKUP(Alias@row, {Sheet#1 Level}, 2)

    i suppose the column number in the searching table in sheet#1 for levell is 2

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  • BCK Team
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    Hi @Andrée Starå

    I hope you are well, safe and happy too!


    I re-read my initial post and realized I explained my situation backwards. My apologies.


    This is what I am needing.


    Sheet #1 will contain a list of an employee alias's, sometimes the alias will be listed multiple times. In the column "Level (Formula)" on sheet #1, I am needing the VLOOKUP formula to pull the level that matches this alias from Sheet #2.

    Sheet #1:


    Sheet #2 will hold a list of all employee alias's and their matching level. This is where the formula (in sheet #1) will be pulling from.

    Sheet #2:


    I have tried a variation of formulas:

    =VLOOKUP(Alias@row, {Sheet #2 Range 1} + {Sheet #2 range 2}, 2)

    =VLOOKUP(Alias@row, {Sheet #2 Range 1}:{Sheet #2 range 2}, 2)

    I am not sure how to fix my formula.


    Thanks again for the help :)

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