3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2012 3:18 PM by heydaraliyev RSS

Newbie: vlookup between 2 tables on loadscript

heydaraliyev

I'm a little new at this and I've trolled the boards for a way to understand this, but I don't get it.  So thanks for any help.

 

In my load script, I'm going to load two xls sheets.  Table 1 will be a list of charges.  Each charge has a cost code.

in this example, Field 1 is a charge amount, and field2 is a cost code amount.

 

Tables 2 will be a list of the codes.

FieldA of this table will be the codes, FieldB will be some description of that code for example.

 

I want to add a field to Table 1 that contains the descriptors of the cost codes.

 

 

I looked into using "lookup" but that only works works for fields in the same table. 

 

Thanks,

H Aliyev

  • Newbie: vlookup between 2 tables on loadscript
    Dennis Hoogenboom

    Try this in your load script:

     

    Data:

    Load

              Code as CostCode ,                 

              Charges

    From Excelfile1.xls;

     

     

    Join (Data)

    Load

              Code2 as CostCode ,        //must be the same name as above                

              Descriptors

    From Excelfile2.xls;

     

     

    This will add the Descriptors field to your Data based on the CostCode.

    Is this what you are looking for?

     

     

    Good luck,

    Dennis.

  • Newbie: vlookup between 2 tables on loadscript
    Jason Michaelides

    Dennis's solution will work and also have the benefit of giving all CostCodes and Descriptions even if they are not present in the Charges tables.

     

    Generally though, for this kind of lookup you would use mapping with ApplyMap(). Look it up in the F1 help but in this case you would have the following in your load script:

     

    Map_CostCodes:

    MAPPING LOAD

         CostCode,

         Description

    FROM...;

     

    Data:

    LOAD

         CostCode,   

         ApplyMap('Map_CostCodes',CostCode,'<No Description>')     AS     CC_Description

    FROM....;

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Jason

  • Newbie: vlookup between 2 tables on loadscript
    heydaraliyev

    That's it thanks guys.