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Hello again!

I wanted to update you guys. I created a new table manually with the fields:
EXT        EMAIL        FULL NAME

I proceeded to fill them making sure no value was repeated. So now I have a table that is capable of converting EXT to EMAIL or FULL NAME; or EMAIL to FULL NAME with vlookup().

I also need to look up to the left side so, for example, if I want to extract the email from a full name I can vlookup() the name and check the adjacent cells. The problem is vlookup() only looks to the right side of the first column so I've used vlookup(choose()) to be able to look up the values to the left side. This feels like bad formula all around and would like your opinion in which is a good way to do what I want to do.

The exact formula is this:

|= VLOOKUP( VLOOKUP( D5,CHOOSE( {2,1}, ext_mail.$B$1:$B$100, ext_mail.$E$1:$E$100), 2, 0), $A$3:$B$51, 2, 0)|

So it is a choose() nested in a vlookup() which is nested in another vlookup(). Bad code all around.

Thanks for your time!

El 07/08/2014 a las #4, Daniel R. Miguel escribió:
Hi again!

I have a problem in Calc. I get a lot of spreadsheets from various sources and I have to compile one big sheet with the information of every one of them. One of the problems I am facing is that there is a lot of names for the same user. So, for example:

111                                John Doe

111                                Jon Doe

111                                J. Doe

Right now, I have kind of a table relating one to another but it is absolutely atrocious:

EXT.        Name A        Name B
111        John Doe       J. Doe
111        John Doe        Jon Doe

I would like a system where I could have only one row for person:

EXT.    Name A            Name B    Name C    Name D
111    John Doe            J. Doe    Jon Doe    ...
112    Dorian Gray    D. Gray    Don Gray    ...

And once the table is properly established, I would want to replace every appearance of Name B, Name C with the value of Name A. If any of you would want to help me pointing how this could be done, I would be immensely grateful.

Thank you!

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