Say your formula is something like ='[B.xls]Sheet3'!$B$1588 if you change the name of B.xls after closing A.xls to "Data Saved 08.09.2013" then when you open A.xls it will have the values Example - INDEX with incorrect row or column reference In this example, the formula =INDEX(B2:E5,5,5) returns a #REF! And also clarify in the file what data you're trying to sum up? Reply tpm says: February 5, 2015 at 8:36 pm The problem I frequenly run in to is the data that is being displayed by the Vlook up is both correct and

The problem was solved when I deleted the space in front of the column name of the table on which formula was referenced. This may require editing the macro in the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) to take that situation into account. BUt for some reason the dropdown list will only go so far. It looks like you're using a "named" range in your formula ie the table array "YTD_targets" - without knowing exactly which cells this range covers, as I don't have your spreadsheet,

I've covered it in problem number 10 on this page: http://howtovlookupinexcel.com/10-common-problems-with-vlookupsHowever, if you're stuck, send me your formula and I'll edit it for you.If you're using Excel 2007 or later, all I am using Excel 2010. About Us PC Review is a computing review website with helpful tech support forums staffed by PC experts. Is it appropriate to tell my coworker my mom passed away?

Example: Make Z1 be 'C:\..\[B.xls]!Sheet1' (with the quotes? I have gone crazy trying to figure this out. Forum Board FAQ Forum Rules Guidelines for Forum Use FAQ Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts Search New Posts Zero Reply Posts Subscribed Threads MrExcel Consulting Advanced Search The lookup column is not the leftmost column of the table array As you probably know, one of the most significant limitations of Excel VLOOKUP is that it cannot look to

it just only seems to work if i click on cell with number and press enter. Thanks! what i want to solve now is how can i make the names of the clients appear in my report to see in details who the clients are already based on Let me know if you have any other questions.AnalystReply Nals says: October 7, 2015 at 6:30 amMy problem is similar to Solution number 8 above - only one of the vlookup

In some of the cells I get the expected results but in others I just get a 0, not N/A or #Value#. values in the FormulaIf the Vlookup #REF! Thanks so much, worked like a charm.Reply Analyst says: February 11, 2016 at 12:08 amOk, no problem.Glad it helped you!Reply Paul says: December 28, 2015 at 3:33 amI have a file I know it is difficult to see what I am doing but this is a relatively easy formula. ..

Example - #REF! We update this data daily so this is a pain. Still would like to find a way around this and identify exactly what the problem is.Reply Analyst says: March 25, 2015 at 9:33 pmHi DominicHave you tried converting the data in Reply With Quote « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Like this thread?

ie. ='C:\..\[B.xls]!Sheet1'!A1 turns into ='C:\..\[B.xls]!#REF'!A1 and naturally all values that were previously correct now returns #REF. Note that there is a formula in this cell to calculate > remaining workdays, but I dont think posting it is relevan.t > > FALSE = Shouldnt matter, the data is See more details on how to properly use exact and approximate match VLOOKUP formulas. 4. The most obvious indications of numbers being formatted as text are shown in the screenshot below.

error. Perfect, working as it should.The Problem: I have a new product that has a 56 digit long barcode. share|improve this answer answered Aug 25 '15 at 11:44 Hannu 2,8461517 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote Most formulas in excel do not update their formulas if they refer However, you can force it to bring the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or any other occurrence you want.

Here's the structure of the complete formula to do a vlookup from another workbook: =VLOOKUP(lookup_value, '[workbook name]sheet name'!table_array, col_index_num, FALSE) A real formula might look similar to this: =VLOOKUP($A$2,'[New Prices.xls]Sheet1'!$B:$D,3,FALSE) The TRIM...who knew! Once I do - all references to Sheet1 turns into #REF. X 1 Y 2 Z 3 The function below works fine however, returning the value of the first column: =VLOOKUP(A1,A3:A5,1,FALSE) Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

ErrorStep 1 - Check the col_index_num argumentFirst carry out a simple check on the value of your col_index_num argument. In the above example, the following INDEX / MATCH function works perfectly: =INDEX(C2:C7,MATCH(TRUE,INDEX(B2:B7= F$2,0),0)) You can learn more about using INDEX / MATCH in Excel in this tutorial. 2. When i mentioned changing a value to '300' (the 'IF' part of the formula above) and it seemed to refer back to 'Shift Leader', I was referring to the below info.YTD_targets can anyone help me please.

Nothing more. lgines 1,490,007 views 6:42 Loading more suggestions... Solution: Always use absolute cell references (with the $ sign) in table arrays, e.g. $A$2:$C$100 or $A:$C. i just wanna know how can i show/flash the names of clients (which is in the other sheet) who paid cash in my report?

Example – Referencing a closed workbook with INDIRECT In the following example, an INDIRECT function is attempting to reference a workbook that’s closed, causing a #REF! In the VLookups I'm referring different workbooks in the same drive(C drive). A typo or misprint in the lookup value It's always a good idea to check the most obvious thing first : ) Misprints frequently occur when you are working with really share|improve this answer answered Jun 14 at 7:19 Ivo Zgonik 1 add a comment| Your Answer draft saved draft discarded Sign up or log in Sign up using Google Sign

Reply Lala says: April 16, 2015 at 4:38 pm Every time I enter a vlookup lately (I didn't use to have this problem), if returns something like =VLOOKUP(A:A,'[Restricted Detailed Employee Listing_4.14.2015_limited.xlsx]Detailed error because the INDEX range is 4 rows by 4 columns, but the formula is asking to return what’s in the 5th row and 5th column. The table array in the formula is correct and locked. 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

Is there something I have to do to correct this? =VLOOKUP(A4,October!A:A,1,0) =VLOOKUP(A4,October!A:A,1,0) =VLOOKUP(A4,October!A:A,1,0) =VLOOKUP(A4,October!A:A,1,0) =VLOOKUP(A4,October!A:A,1,0) =VLOOKUP(A4,October!A:A,1,0) =VLOOKUP(A4,October!A:A,1,0) =VLOOKUP(A4,October!A:A,1,0) Reply Maria Azbel (Ablebits.com Team) says: January 28, 2016 at 11:18 am Hello, Some people put the word "TRUE" or the number "0" and others just leave that part blank. I've formatted the cells and they are definitely numbers and there are no extra spaces.