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# Excel/VLOOKUP and place results in separtate sheet

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Hello, Tom;
I have a workbook with several worksheets. On Sheet1, cell G10 as a data validation of a list, with TRUE, FALSE. On Sheet2, sheet 3, etc, cells K4 have a simple formula. If Sheet1 cell G10 is true, make the labor rate \$110. If cell G10 is false, make the rate \$90. Here's the current statement. =IF('Sheet1'\$G\$10,110,90). Now the state has changed our requirements, and we have 52 counties all with different labor rates. On Sheet1, I'm going to use cells AA5-AC58 to fill in each county in column AA, the first labor rate for that county in row AB, and the second labor rate in column AC. I know I can use aVLOOKUP for this, (or maybe a named range?) but it's been a while since I've worked in Excel. Here's what I'd like to accomplish: I'd still like cell G10 to be a true/false. In cell G11, I'd like a pull down menu with a list population of cells AA5-AA58, for the county names. Then on sheet2, I'd like a statement that says VLOOKUP, Sheet1 cell G11 from(AA5:AC58), IF Sheet1 G10 is true, then choose the appropriate row from column AC, IF false, then choose the appropriate row from column AB. I've really gotten myself lost, and would appreciate any help you can offer.
Thank you
Charles

Charles,

in G11 you would choose data validation and select the list option.  In the resulting textbox you would type in

=Sheet1!\$AA\$5:\$AC\$58

that will give you the list of counties.

on sheet2 in K4

=IF(AND(Sheet1!\$G\$10<>"",Sheet1!\$G\$11<>""),VLOOKUP(Sheet1!\$G\$11,Sheet1!\$AA\$5:\$AC\$58,IF(Sheet1!\$G\$10,3,2), FALSE),"")

That worked for me.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
Questioner's Rating
 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Tom, this worked perfectly, and thank you very much for your quickly reply and fix for this issue!

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