# How to Create a Table from Another Table in Excel (3 Easy Ways)

### Method 1 – Merging Multiple Columns to Create Table from Another Table in Excel

Steps:

• We use the table below for this example:

• Select cell F6.
• Enter the following formula:
`=IFERROR(INDEX(\$C\$6:\$C\$15,SMALL(IF(\$D\$6:\$D\$15=F\$5,(ROW(\$D\$6:\$D\$15)-5),FALSE),ROW()-5)),"")`
• Press Enter.

Formula Breakdown
• ROW(\$D\$6:\$D\$15)-5),FALSE),ROW()-5): The ROW function returns the row number for reference.
• IF(\$D\$6:\$D\$15=F\$5,(ROW(\$D\$6:\$D\$15)-5),FALSE): This section returns the value after checking the condition whether it is true or false.
• SMALL(IF(\$D\$6:\$D\$15=F\$5,(ROW(\$D\$6:\$D\$15)-5),FALSE),ROW()-5)),””): The SMALL function outputs a numeric number based on its position inside a list when the values are sorted in ascending order.
• INDEX(\$C\$6:\$C\$15,SMALL(IF(\$D\$6:\$D\$15=F\$5,(ROW(\$D\$6:\$D\$15)-5),FALSE),ROW()-5)),””):Â  The INDEX function extracts a value from a table or range, or a reference to a value, and returns it.
• =IFERROR(INDEX(\$C\$6:\$C\$15,SMALL(IF(\$D\$6:\$D\$15=F\$5,(ROW(\$D\$6:\$D\$15)-5),FALSE),ROW()-5)),””): The IFERROR function represents the correct result if there is an error.
• You will now see the first employee’s name in the New Table.
• Use the Fill Handle tool and drag it to see all the employee names.

• You will have the following result.

### Method 2 – Combining VLOOKUP and COLUMN Functions to Create Table from Another Table in Excel

Let’s say you have two tables and a dataset of employees. Sample Table 1 has the Employee Name and ID columns. Sample Table 2 has two columns with the names Joining Date and ID. Here’s what to do if you want to add the joining dates from Sample Table 2 to your New Table.

Steps:Â

• Select cell D19.
• Enter the following formula.
`=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(\$B19,\$E\$6:\$F\$15,COLUMN(B18),FALSE),"")`
• Hit Enter.

Formula Breakdown
• COLUMN(B18): The COLUMN function returns the particular column number.
• VLOOKUP(\$B19,\$E\$6:\$F\$15,COLUMN(B18): This portion shows a certain value for a specified range.
• =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(\$B19,\$E\$6:\$F\$15,COLUMN(B18),FALSE),””): The IFERROR function represents the correct result if there is any error.
• You will now see the first employee’s joining date.
• Now use the Fill Handle tool and drag it down from the D19 cell to the D28 cell.

• You will now get all the employees joining dates as shown in the below image.

### Method 3 – Nesting INDEX and MATCH Functions to Create Table from Another Table in Excel

In this example we have two tables, Sample Table 1 and Sample Table 2. Imagine you have to add the employee’s IDs to Sample Table 2.

Steps:

• Select cell C19..
• Enter the following formula.

`=INDEX(Sample_Table1,MATCH(B19,Sample_Table1[Employee Name],0),1)`

• Hit Enter.

Formula Breakdown
• MATCH(B19,Sample_Table1[Employee Name],0): The MATCH function looks for a specific item within a set of cells, finds it, and then returns the item’s position within the set of cells.
• =INDEX(Sample_Table1,MATCH(B19,Sample_Table1[Employee Name],0),1): This INDEX function extracts a value from a table or range, or a reference to a value, and returns it.
• You will now see the first employee’s ID in the below image.
• Now use the Fill Handle tool and drag it down from cell C19 to cell C28.

• You will now see all employee IDs listed.

You may download the following Excel workbook for better understanding and practice it yourself.

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