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Hi would like some assistance please.

On sheet 1 I have prepared a list of passenger names with seats numbers in the following column each in individual cells eg 1A, 6B etc

EG column 1 passenger name - B SMITH, column 2 seat No - 12A

On sheet 2 I have a seat map with rows 1A 1B 1C 1D etc through to row 19A B C D each seat number in a seperate cell.

What I would like to do is have the cell on sheet 2 reflect the number 1 if the seat is occupied and if the seat is empty then the cell on sheet 2 would be empty too.

So in the above example sheet 2 would have the number 1 in the cell on sheet 2 which represents 12A, all othwr cells would be empty.

Hope this makes sense. Thanks in anticipation. Debb

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Assuming seat numbers are in column A of sheet 2, you could put this formula in column B of sheet 2:

=IFERROR(MATCH(A1,Sheet1!B:B,0),"")

The MATCH formula is checking for seat number (in column A of sheet 2), against seat numbers in column B of sheet 1. If it doesn't find it, the error #N/A will occur, so the IFERROR replaces those errors with blank. Otherwise, you should get value of 1 if seat number is found.

Replace Sheet1 with the actual name of your worksheet containing the passenger names.

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  • Sorry pressed enter in error for this message – user646942 Sep 30 '16 at 20:15
  • Thanks so much for this formula, it was very helpful and the closest I've come to finding a solution, only problem is that the cell on the seat map that needs the number 1 in it is returning the line number from the passenger list. Any suggestions? Thanks again. – user646942 Sep 30 '16 at 20:16
  • Sorry had my test data in row 1 so it was returning 1. Forgot MATCH would return position. This adds another layer, checking if the cell would be "" after error test for match; if it is then leave it as "", otherwise we've found a match so set value to 1: =IF(IFERROR(MATCH(A1,Sheet1!B:B,0),"")="","",1) – Tanya Oct 1 '16 at 8:53

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