# Excel - Compare from one column to another

## Issue

I am working with Excel 2003. I need the formula to look in Column 1 and look at all these names. And compares the name if it is Sally the add Tom in column next to it (this is who she reports to), if first column second row is Mary and automatically add Julie on the same row she is but this specific column.

Example:

Name of employee Reports to
Sally Tom
Mary Julie
Bob Julie
John Tom

So, it looks at NameofEmployee column and it matches if it is `this' name then the manager is this and adds that name in the specific column.

## Solution

Suppose in your sheet1 you have data of Employee Name & Manager of employee in column A & B

A B
emp Manager
Sally Tom
Mary Julie
Bob Julie
John Tom

Now in your sheet 2 you have only names in Column A

A
emp name
Sally
Mary
Bob
John

Now in cell B2 of sheet2 write this formula and drag it down ...

=INDEX(Sheet1!B:B,(MATCH(Sheet2!A2,Sheet1!A:A,0)))

## Note

Thanks to mubashir aziz for this tip on the forum.