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Formula help needed

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I need some help with a formula. I need to link one cell in a document tab to another tab and change the value of the second cell. for Example, Cell A in the master file Tab would be A1 that feeds, B1 in another Tabs cell. Then if the cell says "Palo Alto" (from the first tab) I need it to put a "2" in the B1 cell and if it says "THV-PA" then put a 0 in B1. 

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Assuming that your master file tab is named "Master" and the second tab is named "OtherTab," follow these steps:

  1. In cell B1 of "OtherTab," enter the following formula:

=IF(Master!A1="Palo Alto", 2, IF(Master!A1="THV-PA", 0, ""))

Replace "Master" with the actual name of your master file tab.


Method 2: VBA Macro

If you want a more automated solution, you can use a VBA macro. Here's how you can set it up:

  1. Press Alt + F11 to open the VBA editor.
  2. In the VBA editor, go to Insert -> Module to add a new module.
  3. Copy and paste the following VBA code into the module:

Vba code is untested, please backup before your try this code.

Sub UpdateOtherTab()
    Dim masterValue As String
    Dim otherTab As Worksheet
    ' Replace "Master" with the actual name of your master file tab
    Set otherTab = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("OtherTab")
    ' Get the value from Master!A1
    masterValue = Sheets("Master").Range("A1").Value
    ' Update B1 in OtherTab based on the condition
    If masterValue = "Palo Alto" Then
        otherTab.Range("B1").Value = 2
    ElseIf masterValue = "THV-PA" Then
        otherTab.Range("B1").Value = 0
    End If
End Sub

4. Close the VBA editor.

Now, whenever you want to update the value in "OtherTab!B1" based on the value in "Master!A1," you can run this macro:

  1. Press Alt + F8 to open the "Macro" dialog.
  2. Select UpdateOtherTab and click "Run."

Choose the method that best fits your needs — whether you prefer a formula-driven approach or a VBA macro. The text and steps were edited with the help of AI.


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Hope this will help you.

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