Join Dennis Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Solve matching issues with matching phone numbers and SS numbers, part of Excel Tips Weekly.
- [Instructor] If you work with data that includes…phone numbers or Social Security numbers,…you will sometimes run into problems…when you're trying to match up data.…Now, you might be using the match function…or a Vlookup function, but when trying to reconcile data…you might have some major problems.…In this worksheet, we've got a list over in columns…A, B, and C, another list over in columns F through J.…Note that they both have phone numbers.…We want to match up the data.…Maybe the objective ultimately is…we want a new column D here…and we want the salary right here based on the phone number…and let's say we're assuming…that for every phone number here…we can also find it over in column F.…
Now, that might or might not be true.…But let's see what happens here…if we try and match up the data.…We should find some matches here, =match.…The match function allows us to say…we've got a value somewhere.…It's in cell A2 in the example here, comma.…We want to find this in column F.…Now for the moment,…we're not trying to pull in any other data.…
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