Apr 13 2021 07:40 AM
Apr 13 2021 09:20 AM
Apr 13 2021 09:33 AM
@mathetes thank you - I have added a Test one as the main file I am working on contains client data.
I am basically looking to return True or False in Column D on the master page, if the word "Complete" appears on the second tab column E. Does that make more sense - sorry. I know what I want to achieve just not sure how to articulate it.
Apr 13 2021 09:43 AM
The simplest way to do that doesn't require IF or VLOOKUP.. This formula, copied down in subsequent rows, does the trick.
That formula returns TRUE if the referenced cell contains "Complete" and FALSE if it doesn't.
If you wanted something else to be returned, then you'd have to specify those other possible results in an IF statement, and maybe use VLOOKUP. No need, however, to make it more complicated if this is all you want.
Apr 13 2021 10:33 AM
@mathetes I have another issue now sorry - I am trying to match data from a third tab but the data is in a different order / might not be there.
I need to return true/false again assuming the data in Column C tab three matches Column C tab 1 and that Tab Three Colum F says complete.
If there is no match to column C tabs 1 & 3 I need it to show Error.
Apr 13 2021 11:52 AM - edited Apr 13 2021 11:53 AM
This isn't quite what you requested, but let me suggest it instead. It's a bit more precise, showing the status if the name is found, and "Error" if the name is NOT found. But it shows status rather than showing "True" only if name and "completed".
Apr 13 2021 01:02 PM - edited Apr 13 2021 01:03 PM
As a comment
- you have Mastersheet, Sheet2 and Sheet3, but no tab 1 and tab 3 worksheets
- assuming they are in sequential order, Column C in Mastersheet is Client, and Column C in Sheet2 is Due Date - these fields never matches
- assuming we match clients, not dates, desired result is true/false and Error, i.e. three results are required where only two is possible, when matches or not.
@mathetes makes some assumptions, with my ones as variant it could be