# Excel/Macro for lookup

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Macro Requirement
Hi Tom,

I need a macro for the below data. I have given the tables below and the required output.

Data 1          Data 2          Output
LANE_A   |OD1       LANE_A | S1          OD1  | S1
LANE_A   |OD2       LANE_A | S2          OD1  | S2
LANE_B   |OD3       LANE_A | S3          OD1  | S3
LANE_B   |OD4       LANE_B | S4          OD2  | S1
LANE_B | S5          OD2  | S2
OD2  | S3
OD3  | S4
OD3  | S5
OD4  | S4
OD4  | S5

PS: Data 1 , Data 2 and the output has 2 columns has 2 colums

Answer
sudharshan,
You didn't give locations in terms of what cells, so I overlayed your picture starting in A1

so for Data 1, the first Lane_A  was in cell A2
for Data 2, the first Lane_A was in D2

I started my output in G2

change the locations in the code to reflect your locations.  My code assumes that Data 1 and Data 2 is the only data on the sheet (there is no data below data 1 and data 2 - this assumption is associated with how the code finds the bottom of the data.

Sub combinedata()
Dim Data1 As Range, Data2 As Range
Dim Results As Range, cell1 As Range, cell2 As Range
Dim i As Long
Set Data1 = Range("A2", Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp))
Set Data2 = Range("D2", Cells(Rows.Count, "D").End(xlUp))
Set Results = Range("G2")
i = 0
For Each cell1 In Data1
For Each cell2 In Data2
If cell1 = cell2 Then
Results.Offset(i, 0).Value = cell1.Offset(0, 1)
Results.Offset(i, 1).Value = cell2.Offset(0, 1)
i = i + 1
End If
Next
Next

End Sub

Produced the output you show.

Test it on a copy of yow worksheet.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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