Combining Hlookup and vlookup


D

Dale

I am trying to use the vlookup and hlookup to "cross hair" a cell. I have
used this combination before but I cannot remember the formula. I have items
in the first column and a month identifier in the following columns. So I am
trying to look up Beans in column A with the production in columns that have
months listed in them, i.e. column B is January, column c is February, etc.

Thanks

Dale
 
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M

Max

One way - use index/match

Assume source table below is in A1:C4
January February
Hair 45 84
Beans 42 61
Prod3 72 29
(month col headers are text)

Assume you have the inputs in E2:F2 down
Beans January
Prod3 February

You could put in G2:
=INDEX($B$2:$C$4,MATCH(E2,$A$2:$A$4,0),MATCH(F2,$B$1:$C$1,0))
and copy down to return the cross-hair results.
 
R

Ragdyer

Another way ... use XL's "intersection operator", which is a <space>.

Say January and February are in B1 and C1 respectively.
Say Hair, Beans, and Prod are in A2 to A4 respectively.

=Hair February
returns 84

And
=January Prod
returns 72

To make this work, you'll need:
<Tools> <Options> <Calculation> tab
And "Accept Labels In Formulas" *to be checked*.
 
R

ryguy7272

When you get your Index/Match function working, you may want to employ this
technique too (found the code on this DG a short time ago):

'----------------------------------------------------------------
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
'----------------------------------------------------------------
Cells.FormatConditions.Delete
With Target
With .EntireRow
..FormatConditions.Add Type:=xlExpression, Formula1:="TRUE"
With .FormatConditions(1)
With .Borders(xlTop)
..LineStyle = xlContinuous
..Weight = xlThin
..ColorIndex = 5
End With
With .Borders(xlBottom)
..LineStyle = xlContinuous
..Weight = xlThin
..ColorIndex = 5
End With
..Interior.ColorIndex = 20
End With
End With
With .EntireColumn
..FormatConditions.Delete
..FormatConditions.Add Type:=xlExpression, Formula1:="TRUE"
With .FormatConditions(1)
With .Borders(xlLeft)
..LineStyle = xlContinuous
..Weight = xlThin
..ColorIndex = 5
End With
With .Borders(xlRight)
..LineStyle = xlContinuous
..Weight = xlThin
..ColorIndex = 5
End With
..Interior.ColorIndex = 20
End With
End With

..FormatConditions.Delete
..FormatConditions.Add Type:=xlExpression, Formula1:="TRUE"
..FormatConditions(1).Interior.ColorIndex = 36
End With

End Sub


Regards,
Ryan--
 
L

Laura.Halderman

One way - use index/match

Assume source table below is in A1:C4
January February
Hair 45 84
Beans 42 61
Prod3 72 29
(month col headers are text)

Assume you have the inputs in E2:F2 down
Beans January
Prod3 February

You could put in G2:
=INDEX($B$2:$C$4,MATCH(E2,$A$2:$A$4,0),MATCH(F2,$B$1:$C$1,0))
and copy down to return the cross-hair results.

Max,I had the exact same problem with my data set as Dale. I used
your recommendation, and problem solved!!! This post saved me tons of
time and frustration. Thank you so much for the clear and detailed
explanation!!!!

Laura
 
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