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# Regarding Excel formulas

Can I enter a particular text in cell linked through a number? i.e. my cell B1 should contain "lemon" if I enter 1 in cell A1, "mango" if enter 2 in cell A1 and other such texts linked with particular numbers.

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### Ravishekhar Pandit

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You can give the formula by the lookup function
at first make the lists in an another sheet e.g. in sheet2 write the following entries for reference :
a1 b1
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1 lemon
2 mango
3 papaya
4 pear
5 orange
6 apple
7 banana
then in sheet1 write the following formula in cell b1
=LOOKUP(A1,Sheet2!A1:B7)
then enter the num upto the limit of lists.
the cell b1 will take values from the reference cell of sheet2
your problem must will be solve.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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Yes, its possible by designing a formula in excel.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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Hi sug04
These are couple of solutions
First. Solution
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Assumption:

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Then suppose you type in the following formulas (in the D column):

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rows
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I hope this resolves the question. If not, please let me know.

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