Excel/Find Function

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Hi Sir,

Sorry sir, i just posted a question, but i got a error msg, Im not sure if that was posted or not. So writing it again.

I need your help very badly sir. I have some data  in Sheet2 and I want to find some data based on below logic and paste it in Sheet 1.

In Sheet2, I want to  find "Memory:" in Sheet2 Column A and capture next column value of it... for example if "Memory:" is present in A30, then I want the value of B30 and paste that value in Sheet 1, B2. The problem im facing is, "Memory:" at times is present in A30 at times in some other location.

Can you please help me out with it sir.

Many thanks in advance.

Regards,
Siraj

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Siraj,

Is this an Excel vba request?   See code which should be placed in a general module (in the visual basic editor do Insert => Module  (I suggest a worksheet function solution at the bottom)

Sub abc()
Dim sh1 As Worksheet, sh2 As Worksheet
Dim r As Range, cell As Range


Set sh1 = Worksheets("Sheet1")
Set sh2 = Worksheets("Sheet2")
Set r = sh2.Range("A2", sh2.Cells(sh2.Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp))
Debug.Print r.Address(0, 0, xlA1, True)
For Each cell In r
 If InStr(1, cell, "memory:", vbTextCompare) > 0 Then
   cell.Offset(0, 1).Copy sh1.Range("B2")
   Exit For
 End If
Next
End Sub



If you wanted a worksheet function then this would do it

=INDEX(Sheet2!B:B,MATCH("memory:*",Sheet2!A:A,0),1)

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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