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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:04 PM

I would like to know how can I use the Vlookup function or another formula to retrieve the profit from a specific customer number. The Vlookup function works well when there is one order per each customer #. How do I retrieve the results if a Customer# has multiple entries? If the possibility of combining multiple entries into 1 entry, that would be satisfactory. I don't want to perform one at a time. I've attached a sample file, but the original file is much greater. 


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:17 PM

Hi HHExcel,


Your attachment didn't come through, please try again to attach it and I will take a look at your workbook. You can find instructions for attaching files here.


To provide an example I have created this workbook:



In this example, I assume that you need to extract the total of the OrderValue column for a specific customer. The best way to do this is by using a pivot table.


You can see how to create a simple pivot table in the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 5-1 Create a pivot table.

You can see how to add filters to pivot tables in the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 5-7 Use report filter fields.


Here's how the pivot table looks, creating a summary of the orders:



If you don't want a summary but want to extract the individual records for a certain customer, you can do this using ordinary filters or slicers.


You can see how to use filters in the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 1-3 Apply a simple filter to a range.

You can see how to create slicers in the video tutorial: Expert Skills Lesson 5-8 Filter a pivot table visually using slicers.


I have attached a copy of my example workbook with the pivot table and slicer applied:


Attached File  ExtractCustomer.xlsx   15.25KB   92 downloads



I hope one of these options is the solution you were looking for, but please feel free to reply if you need any more help with this, and attach a copy of your example if you'd like me to take a closer look at it.

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