On one tab I have data that looks like this:
On the second tab I would like to automatically pull this data depending on what today's date is.
So, for example, I would like to do a VLOOKUP for "1" on 8/1/2012.
So on the second tab, in A1, I have created a formula to tell me what row to start my VLOOKUP on:
=MATCH(D3,'DT''s raw data'!A:A,0)+1
(Here "D3" is :"8/1/12"). This returns "2'. I have also created a formula, in A2, that tells me where to end my VLOOKUP for 8/1/12:
=MATCH(E3,'DT''s raw data'!A:A,0)-1
This returns "3".
Now I would like to write the VLOOKUP so it pulls from A2:B3 on the second tab. Something like this:
Obviously that "A[A1]" and "B[A2]" is not working. Any way I can make it work?
Here is a simpler way to ask this.
On TabOne I have the value "35" in A1.
On TabTwo I have the value "A1" written into B1.
On TabTwo I now want to call up the value in TabOne!A1 by referring to TabTwo!B1. So it would be something like this:
But that does not work, of course.
Maybe this would help get started:
to pull column A, and
to pull column B.
zvkmpw, that is a helpful suggestion, but unfortunately it does not solve my =
problem, because every day I would like to pull values from a different set=
of rows. I cannot predict in advance which rows those will be, but I do hav=
e a formula to calculate the rows. So I need a way to reference that formul=
OK, try this in a new tab, Sheet2
In Sheet2!A1, put a formula that returns the _FIRST_ row number of the range in FirstTab to be searched. The formula can take into account a date and/or other values.
In Sheet2!A2, put a formula that returns the _LAST_ row number of the range in FirstTab to be searched. The formula can take into account a date and/or other values.
In Sheet2!B1 put the value to be looked up in columnn A of FirstTab.
In Sheet2!B2, put
Hopefully, this does the needed lookup.
Explanation: The OFFSET(...) here returns a two-column sub-range inside FirstTab!A:B, limited by the row numbers computed in Sheet2!A1 and Sheet2!A2.
Modify or expand as needed.
I should add: By making the formulas in Sheet2 depend on TODAY(), the sub-range will depend on what today's date is.
Amazing, thank you!!!