Excel: Check if the Cell value exists in Column, and then retrieve the value of the NEXT cell


After checking if a cell value exists in a column, I need to get the value of the cell next to the matching cell. For instance, I check if the value in cell A1 exists in column B, and assuming it matches B5, then I want the value in cell C5.

To solve the first half of the problem, I did this...

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(A1,B:B, 0)), "No Match", "Match")

...and it worked. Then, thanks to an earlier answer on SO, I was also able to obtain the row number of the matching cell:

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(A1,B:B, 0)), "No Match", "Match on Row " & MATCH(A1,B:B, 0))

So naturally, to get the value of the next cell, I tried...

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(A1,B:B, 0)), "No Match", C&MATCH(A1,B:B, 0))

...and it doesn't work.

What am I missing? How do I append the column number to the row number returned to achieve the desired result?

Use a different function, like VLOOKUP: