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I have a spreadsheet containing named values of football clubs in the leftmost column and named column titles across the top.

How can I insert the value from a certain cell in another sheet?

For example, I want to insert Aston Villa's Ranking of TE in a cell on another worksheet. Is this possible and how can I do it?

Also, If I have a list of the same names i.e Aston Villa on the separate worksheet, can I have drag down to automatically fill the values based on the name of the club in the same worksheet?

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I have taken this dummy data as an example.

| Club       | Transfer Summer | Transfer Winter | Average |
|------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
| Aston      | 23              | 23              | 94      |
| Birmingham | 32              | 29              | 53      |
| Bolton     | 96              | 72              | 80      |
  1. Name the range.

Select all your data then click Formulas > Name Manager > New. I called my example range "football"

  1. Enter your VLOOKUP

To look up the Transfer Winter number for Birmingham, we would use this formula;

=VLOOKUP("Birmingham",football,3,FALSE)

This would return 29.

VLOOKUP needs to know

  • what it is looking for
  • the range of cells to look in
  • which column to return
  • whether to use a range lookup, usually FALSE

If you had a list of clubs in the A col of another sheet, you could also do;

=VLOOKUP(A1,football,3,FALSE)

This would allow you to drag down and get the values for those clubs.

  • Thanks to bertieb for making my formatting a bit clearer :) – James Geddes Jun 24 '19 at 16:13
  • Thank you very much for your help :) – Callum Jun 25 '19 at 9:36

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