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This blog contains schematic easy to grasp - hands on - help in performing searches in economic databases, making work sets and making them inter-exchangeable between the databases.

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Bruyneel: Using Excel Vlookup to match data from datasets

Mark Bruyneel has made a blog items solving the problem of matching result sets (two work sheets within excel) coming from different parts of a database of from two databases. It should save a lot of complex work and frustration (in a worst case one item at a time)

Many people use the Excel Vlookup function to merge data from 1 or more sheets and have it presented in a single table for use later. This can be to create a single overview with all the data together from several downloads from 1 or more databases. Alternatively Vlookup can be used to match company identifiers from more than one database as a preparation for an event study

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Youtube has got a special channel dedicated to Tips and tricks in excel: Excellsfun. The following movie shows
 Vlookup for beginners

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