Linking Information in two seperate Workbooks

5 pts.
Tags:
Excel VLOOKUP function
Microsoft Excel
VLOOKUP
I need to create a Workbook that has certain cells accessible for people to enter in thier information and then have the ability to pick from a drop down list that will autopopulate a name beside the job number chosen. I have managed to do this using V lookup however the main source Workbook opens very slow and takes over 5 minutes sometimes to save. I'm not a pro at V lookup by any means. Anyone have any tips???
ASKED: April 8, 2009  2:22 PM
UPDATED: April 9, 2009  7:49 AM

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

Five minutes is too slow. Can you let me know the number of records/rows second workbook has?

Also, can you link the second workbook with the book on which you have dropdowm using reference. This will avoid Vlookup searching values from different workbook

Regards,
Sarfaraz Ahmed
<a href=”http://findsarfaraz.blogspot.com”>MS Excel help</a>

Discuss This Question:  

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following