Please would you email me an example workbook and I'll take a look at it for you? In fact, it turns out that, in this case, all the numbers in the lookup column are numbers stored as text; they can be quickly converted into number types using Text To When this value is found, the formula should return the value in column G, which happens to be a date. If it is then I think the easiest way for you to resolve it would be to edit the formulas in your table of divisions to include a rounding to a

Your table columns are: ISO | COUNTRY but you are trying to look up a country and return an ISO code - a ‘lookup to the left'. Thank you Cris Reply Sheela says: April 18, 2015 at 7:44 am hi, when using the following formula =VLOOKUP(A:B,Sheet2!A:C,3,2) getting value error. The only problem I am having is that when the document is being shared and I go to update it with new data (I am the only one on the document If you're still having problems then email me a simple example workbook and I'll take a look for you.

LikeLike Reply Colin Legg says: March 31, 2014 at 9:07 PM Hi Mariano, When you do a VLOOKUP(), the first column in the table must contain the value you're trying to Disclaimer: I'm a newbiew with excel. Other error values starting with a hash like #VALUE, #DIV/0! , #Name? To get rid of this, use "=ISERROR(1/0)".

It really helped me out a lot. thanks heaps!! Plus my colleague cannot even update the name. Every reference using Fri or Friday turns up #N/A.

As for number 4. LikeLike Reply taral says: March 6, 2014 at 7:13 AM Hi, what u posted is a very precise info on what to do about the error.. The length, type, and value are all true and there is no issue there. I provide the name in one of the cells of my query sheet, and I want to use the MATCH function to get the row number (from the names worksheet) of

Thanks Jacoba Reply Maria Azbel (Ablebits.com Team) says: January 28, 2016 at 11:17 am Hello, Jacoba, To understand your task better, we'd like to have a look at your data. Error in VLOOKUP The single best and most efficient way is to do this is; 1) Add your lookup formula to a spare column (e.g Column "A") and allow the #N/A! Omitting a colon (:) in a range reference. Best, Kris LikeLike Reply Kris says: October 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM An interesting update.

Well done on getting it fixed! In this case the replacement formula would be: =INDEX(D2:D6,MATCH(B2, E2:E6,0)) So, in that formula, MATCH() finds the position of the first value (looking down the column) in E2:E6 which is equal one more thing. Reply manoj chemutu says: July 4, 2016 at 11:02 am Thanks !!

The problem I resolved with some thought provocation from your post was I was getting a ‘False' return to my vlookup formula. I’ve been on numerous excel forums looking for a solution and have tried many(locking the reference table array, sorting and filtering each spreadsheet the same way, etc) and none seem to However I am still having problem with it. Incidentally, if you look elsewhere in the column you'll notice that there are some other numbers stored as text in there, so I suspect that someone has hit this problem before.

Here's my formula. =VLOOKUP($H$6,Table3,2) The table contains text and numbers, the Data Validated List is the first column (M) of the table. Reply Michael Heavener says: November 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm It's just not working. Please add the link to this article and your comment number. For example, the cell containing the lookup_value may be stored as a number, whereas the values in the table_array may be stored as text (even though they may look like numbers).One

The following example uses TRIM nested inside a VLOOKUP function to remove the leading spaces from the names in A2:A7 and return the department name. {=VLOOKUP(D2,TRIM(A2:B7),2,FALSE)} Note: This is an array formula We will start with the most frequent cases and most obvious reasons why vlookup is not working, so it might be a good idea to check out the below troubleshooting steps How do computers remember where they store things? this formula is correct: ='Monthly budget'!$A$1, but this one will give a "#NAME" error: =Monthly budget!$A$1 7.

There can be several reasons why that may happen. 1. You can find the detailed explanations and formula examples in this tutorial - 4 ways to do a case-sensitive vlookup in Excel. 2. Data Format Mismatch: Ensure that data being searched is of same format from data in table. All these issues can be fixed with just one simple formula.

It pulls data from the wrong cell. Visual Basic Private Sub Remove_NA_Excel_Error() Dim Ret as Boolean 'Insert Formula that can give a erraneous return value ThisWorkbook.Sheets("sheet1").Cells(1, 1).FormulaR1C1 = "=VLOOKUP(1,2,1,FALSE)" ThisWorkbook.Sheets("sheet1").Cells(1, 2).FormulaR1C1 = "=NA()" 'Verify & display Excel VBA error if a value used in the formula is of a wrong data type. Reason: typo Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter Reply With Quote Dec 9th, 2010,05:29 AM #2 JamesW Board Regular Join Date Oct 2009 Location Basingstoke, England Posts 1,197

Reply josselle says: October 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm your utmost consideration and accommodation regarding my request would be of great help...please... Here are a couple of links I posted on another comment: Floating-point arithmetic may give inaccurate results in Excel Understanding Floating Point Precision, aka "Why does Excel Give Me Seemingly Wrong All rights reserved. LikeLike Reply Shaik says: January 24, 2014 at 8:14 PM Hi Colin, I have two columns.

I am going nuts here. Because you have inconsistencies in your data which are being masked by the approximate match, I think you should use an exact match instead. When words that start with an M, A, E (and potentially others) are placed in the validated list they return an N/A. Misc: Other error handling functions.

If your lookup value is a string then check for any extra spaces in the lookup value or the lookup table. I used the wizard to build the formula =VLOOKUP('Tracking In Progess'!A:A,A:A,1,'Tracking In Progess'!A:C) and it always returns #VALUE!-- I tried swapping the lookup_value and table_array and it always returns #VALUE! Static Data'!$A$2:$F$2,0),FALSE),VLOOKUP(LEFT($C147,5),'4. This is my current formula i am using… =VLOOKUP("ALB/lhayes",A:B,2,B:B).

The fourth argument is omitted which means that your VLOOKUP() formula is performing an approximate match. In my case, I could't match a number from one workbook no another. Formula Fix: How to Remove #N/A Error in Excel vlookup?