Solution: If it is not possible to restructure your data so that the lookup column is the left-most column, you can use a combination of Excel's INDEX and MATCH functions, as Sign in Search Microsoft Search Products Templates Support Products Templates Support Support Apps Access Excel OneDrive OneNote Outlook PowerPoint SharePoint Skype for Business Word Install Subscription Training Admin How to correct And (I know, I'm really stretching it :-)) would it be possible to do something as follows: a team consists of 5 players. This was the reason i was getting # NA error LikeLike Reply Katharine Bierce (@kbierce) says: July 29, 2014 at 9:10 PM I've checked for type mismatch, and I've checked for

This is easy to do: select column A on the static data sheet, press CTRL+1 to open the format cells dialog, choose Text from the category list and click on OK. My formula is =VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,FALSE) where I am doing this in Sheet 1. My table is sorted, so VLOOKUP is not referencing the first entry within my table but it will reference the same entry if its entered as a duplicate. There is no sorting necessary for FALSE.

Purchases MUST be made via this site. Instead of VLOOKUP, you can use an array formula with a combination of INDEX / MATCH and TRIM functions: =INDEX($C$2:$C$10,MATCH(TRUE,TRIM($A$2:$A$10)=TRIM($F$2),0)) Since this is an array formula, don't forget to press Ctrl Popular Topics Functions | Formulas Pivot Tables Conditional formatting VLOOKUP | IF function Keyboard shortcuts Excel pros | Books Thank you very much for this resource. To do that, set the range_lookup argument to FALSE.

Problem: The exact match is not found When the range_lookup argument is FALSE, and VLOOKUP is unable to find an exact match in your data, it returns the #N/A error. Wird geladen... I've got this code that I have to divide in three parts which I've resolved using LEFT,MID and RIGHT functions. For more info about VLOOKUP formulas referencing another Excel file, please check out this tutorial: How to do vlookup from a different workbook. 3.

thanks heaps!! Problem: The lookup value is smaller than the smallest value in the array If the range_lookup argument is set to TRUE, and the lookup value is smaller than the smallest value Your formula references Sheet1!E25:F274, so it can't find him (E24 is not in the lookup range). A7 is the abbreviated day of the week using =WEEKDAY() on the date in column B on March 2013.

They do, however, have dates in column G. This is caused by using the TRUE argument, which tells the VLOOKUP to look for an approximate match instead of an exact match. However, the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP worksheet functions contain a range_lookup argument that instructs the function to find an exact match even if the table is not sorted. Without them, I was struggling for hours trying to get VLOOKUP to work across two excel workbooks.

Does anyone know how to make the formula ignore the wildcard? Interestingly, the problem I identified goes away if I put values in the last five rows of column F. Send No thanks Thank you for your feedback! × English (United States) Contact Us Privacy & Cookies Terms of use & sale Trademarks Accessibility Legal © 2016 Microsoft Sign in Search LikeLike Brian says: July 17, 2013 at 12:59 PM Hi, I have two list of dates and trying to pull certain numbers from an old list.

The first tab is Prices. To find an exact match, set the range_lookup argument to FALSE. Problem: The lookup value is not in the first column in the table_array argument One of the biggest limitations of VLOOKUP is that it can only look for values on the It's a shame we didn't get to the root cause of the problem, but I'm sure that your post will help some poor soul who's going through the same as you

An array formula references a range that doesnâ€™t have the same number of rows or columns as the range that contains the array formula To fix this, make sure that the LikeLike Reply john patros says: August 2, 2014 at 11:17 PM dude for some odd reason my VLOOKUP function only works when I place the accounting or dollar sing in front Maybe you can help me. I am applying Vlookup and in mostly cells i am getting values but in some cell i am getting #N/A.

For example, cells with numbers should be formatted as Number, and not Text. Which version do I have? Changing the cell format to "General" should fix it. One solution would be to move around the columns in your table, but I expect that that isn't really an option for you.

Respectfully yours, Jason LikeLike Reply Colin Legg says: November 10, 2013 at 7:41 PM Hi Jason, Your formula for Blake Griffin is =VLOOKUP(E25,Sheet1!E25:F274,2) If you look in sheet1, you'll see that Static Data'!$A$2:$F$1048576,MATCH(H$2,'4. If your lookup values exceed this limit, you will end up having the VALUE error: Solution: Use an analogous INDEX /MATCH formula instead. I tried the direct comparison =B2=E3, which gave me true but I still get N/A for a look up: =VLOOKUP(B2, D2:E6, 2,FALSE) So I have a column of letters with numbers

It's hard for me to identify what the problem is because I can't see the formulas or the underlying data but it sounds like there is a calculation dependency tree issue. Anmelden Transkript Statistik 59.265 Aufrufe 128 Dieses Video gefÃ¤llt dir? Any help gratefully received. I made your recommended adjustments and noticed two issues: 1) Some employee names are not pulling through even though they are listed on Allexpenses. 2) On the lookup sheet some names

Please would you email me an example workbook and I'll take a look at it for you? With INDEX and MATCH, no counting is required as the lookup column is different from the column that has the return value. LikeLike Reply Colin Legg says: March 18, 2013 at 11:25 PM Hi Debra, Thanks for sending your worksheet: I see the problem now. With VLOOKUP, you have to know the column number that contains the return value.

It really helped me out a lot. That may be highly impractical if you have large or complex spreadsheets where cell values are results of other calculations, or maybe there are other logical reasons why you simply cannot LikeLike Reply Jay says: April 2, 2013 at 3:26 AM Aaand to continue the Dunce-age: I didn't have my Prices table alphabetized quite right. Please advise what is amiss?

says: April 17, 2015 at 8:22 pm hi, I have an assignment, using vlookup and if functions, we cannot use the "if error" to not shown the "n/a", what function I