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QUESTION: Hello Damon,

   I have a spreadsheet that have employee names with corresponding employee numbers. I would like to have it auto fill the employee number in the column next to the employee name. Would you be able to help me with this?

ANSWER: Hi Liz,

Yes I can help.  But I would need to know where the data are located on the sheet.  Probably the easiest way to let me know would be to email me your spreadsheet.  That way if I need to add formulas or a macro I could do it directly in your workbook and return it to you.  My email is VBAexpert@myway.com.

Damon

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QUESTION: Well the spread sheet is confidential so I cannot send it. I am following these guidelines but keep getting an error in Lookup Value

https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=1237

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Hi again Liz,

There are a lot of different ways a lookup can fail to work properly. I recommend you create a sanitized worksheet with fake names and employee numbers, or try to describe how the information is presented/located in your worksheet.

Damon  
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Damon Ostrander

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I have extensive experience with VBA programming in Excel 5 through Excel 2013. As a former aerospace engineer with a large aerospace corporation and consultant in a small defense technology services company, I have developed a wide range of applications in VBA, including simulations involving mixed-language programming, satellite orbit mechanics, graphics and animation, and real-time applications. I am interested in moderate to hard VBA-related questions only.

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I have developed and taught several courses in Excel VBA programming and also VBA programming in Office 97, 2000, and 2007. I have developed a number of large technical applications in Excel VBA for use within the aerospace industry.

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B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley.

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