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Hi Tom

I have written the following formula:

=IF(AG1=AM1,VLOOKUP(A2,$A$S2:$A$T200,2,FALSE) IF(AH1=AM1,VLOOKUP(A2,$A$S2:$A$T200,2,FALSE) IF(AI1=AM1,VLOOKUP(A2,$A$S2:$A$T200,2,FALSE) IF(AJ1=AM1,VLOOKUP(A2,$A$S2:$A$T200,2,FALSE) IF(AK1=AM1,VLOOKUP(A2,$A$S2:$A$T200,2,FALSE) IF(AL1=AM1”,VLOOKUP(A2,$A$S2:$A$T200,2,FALSE)))))),””)

Is it possible to write this in VBA?

Christopher Mitchell

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first, your function isn't really a legitimate function so it leaves the request open to interpretation. I would think what you are actually asking is this:

=if(isnumber(match(AM,AG1:AK1,0)),Vlookup(A2,$AS2:$AT200,2,FAlse),"")

Then when you say VBA, are you looking for a userdefined function written in VBA that you can use in a worksheet. If so, then I see 4 Ranges that would need to be passed to the function plus the column to return.

r1: would be the value to find in range r2. In your example, cell AM

r2: would be the range of values to find r1. In your example, cells AG1:AK1

then the look up values

r3: would be the value to find in the vlookup function. In your example A2

r4: would be the lookup range. In your example $AS$2:$AT$200 (I think)

icol: the column of the value to return in the lookup range . column 2

I will assume you want an exact match so the function won't look for the 4th argument of Vlookup - the False

this works for me as I designed it. I don't know if it is what you want:

It should be placed in a general module (in the VBE, Insert => Module)

Public Function MyVlookup(r1 As Range, r2 As Range, r3 As Range, r4 As Range, icol As Long)

Dim ans As Variant, v As Variant

Debug.Print r1.Address, r2.Address, r3.Address, r4.Address, icol

ans = Application.Match(r1, r2, 0)

v = Application.VLookup(r3, r4, icol, False)

If IsError(ans) Or IsError(v) Then

MyVlookup = ""

Else

MyVlookup = v

End If

End Function

here was how it looked in a cell:

=myvlookup($AM$1,$AG$1:$AL$1,$A$2,$AS$2:$AT$200,2)

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Regards,

Tom Ogilvy

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