Lost with vlookup or matching?

I am needing to update a Smartsheet to reflect the date listed in a cell from another Smartsheet. Both sheets have an IP address that can be match on as there are no duplicates. The feeder sheet with the date has 210 entries and master sheet has 2800 entries. I want to copy the date field from the feeder sheet to the group field/cell on the master.

I tried the following formula in the group cell but it is unparseable:

=IF([IP]@row = 1 (true), VLOOKUP({feeder06262021 Range 1},[IP] @row, ="6/26")


Best Answer

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @ed.jaro

    I hope you're well and safe!

    I'd recommend using a combination of INDEX/MATCH instead.

    Here's the structure.

    =INDEX({ColumnWithTheValueYouWantToShow}; MATCH(CellThatHaveTheValueToMatch@row;

    {ColumnWithTheValueToMatchAgainsTheCell}; 0))

    Depending on your country/region, you'll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

    Would that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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