You can check cell formats by selecting a cell or range of cells, then right-click and select Format Cells > Number (or press Ctrl+1), and change the number format if necessary. Rob LVL 92 Overall: Level 92 MS Excel 61 Message Patrick Matthews Author Comment 2011-07-05 at 12:03:04ID: 29490 Rob, Thanks for your comment, and I am pleased that you liked Reply Abdullah Eyles says: November 12, 2015 at 9:07 am Thanks for your explanations. Perfect, working as it should.The Problem: I have a new product that has a 56 digit long barcode.

A new column was inserted or removed from the table Regrettably, VLOOKUP formulas stop working every time when a new column is deleted from or added to a lookup table. One other error I would add is this one. The reason for this, depending on the value of the supplied [range_lookup] argument, is generally one of the following:if [range_lookup] = TRUE(or is omitted)-The #N/A arises because either:The smallest value in You can do this by wrapping your VLOOKUP formula in the IFERROR function in Excel 2013, 2010 and 2007 or with IF / ISERROR in earlier Excel versions.

In this case their formula started at cell H5 (which is position 8) but it is BELOW the area where the result they're looking for (position 4) which is in the I would also like to average, counta and several other functions but it doesn't seem to work on the values created by VLookup. My consternation was because I had used it as an exercise and had coded defensively to the full extent of my imagination & experience (even though it was only a simple I wouldn't have known that without seeing their file.To make it easier, you can send through the data for the names that aren't working and I can guarantee that I'll be

Please help. I should mention that the workbook contains multiple other formulas, including other VLOOKUPs, all of which work perfectly fine for the 2 people for whom this particular VLOOKUP does not work.Any However, as noted in the Quick VLOOKUP Syntax Primer section above, the data in the first column of the lookup table must be sorted ascending in order for this to work. I pull daily spreadsheets with information for employees.

Consider the examples below: In the first block, the items in the lookup table are not sorted correctly: code 7, violet, is listed out of order, and thus the formulae in Brandon July 5, 2016 at 8:38 pm none of my vlookup formulas are working , and the formula is correct. Custom sorted & working fine.Thank you for responding - your site is now in my favourites !!RichardReply admin says: July 29, 2015 at 7:23 pmHi RichardThanks for adding the site to WordPress Admin MenuExperts Exchange Browse BackBrowse Topics Open Questions Open Projects Solutions Members Articles Videos Courses Contribute Products BackProducts Gigs Live Careers Vendor Services Groups Website Testing Store Headlines Ask a

I'm having difficulty using a Vlookup with date ranges. 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 But when I perform the vlookup function, the cell that is used as the "lookup_value" is just a first name. Until you do this, formulas that refer to these cells can’t calculate a value and will return the #N/A error instead.

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 table lists the differences between these functions:Lookup-Can lookup values vertically or horizonally;The data to be searched (in the lookup row or column) must be ordered;If an exact match is Solution 1: Extra spaces are in the main table (with VLOOKUP formulas) If excess spaces occur in your main table, you can ensure the correct work of your Vlookup formulas by Reply Gautam Lapsiya says: November 23, 2015 at 11:48 am Thanks Svetlana Reply Jacoba says: December 14, 2015 at 8:03 pm Svetlana It seems you may be able to help me.

I created a drop-down list, and want to use VLOOKUP to complete other columns, with information in the table which I used for the drop-down list. I had to insert a value() into the field lookup value in order to conduct the search. If it doesn't, check out the following solutions: Why is Excel showing a formula, not result? Reply Dane says: January 29, 2015 at 7:38 pm I have an Excel 2010 document that has vlookups and other formulas.

can anyone help me please. My memory's fading now but I think it was crashing due to something as simple as an optional parameter in a particular code method/property that didn't exist in excel '97. I have even ran a trim formula prior to posting the data, etc I cannot figure out what is causing the problem. =VLOOKUP(T6,PVAL!A$2:B$250,2,FALSE) This is the formula that works for 105 If you look at the example below, the lookup values you are trying to match are no longer in the lookup array and has actually shifted down. This is because you

Message mcn Expert Comment 2010-11-06 at 16:14:11ID: 21158 Yes, an excellent article, Patrick; thus my 50 pt.s above. MS Excel Advertise Here Top Experts view all Rgonzo1971 18,500 points this week Follow Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) Kanpur University, Uttar Pradesh, India 13,720 points this week Follow ProfessorJimJam 9,800 points this This is important because Excel uses different ordering rules for text strings made up of numbers, compared to those used for numerical values.Possible Reason No. 4You may not actually require the In Column J I have countries.

The screenshot below illustrates what I mean.– The number “4” appears twice in column H in the table on the right hand side, so the vlookup formula returns the first value However, you can force it to bring the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or any other occurrence you want. Quick VLOOKUP Syntax Primer The VLOOKUP function takes four arguments: lookup_value is the value sought for in the first column of the lookup table table_array is an array specifying the lookup 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

I am at a loss! Solution: Either make sure that the lookup value exists in the source data, or use an error handler such as IFERROR in the formula. It is possible to do a VLOOKUP of the TEXT of your lookup values, but this method doesn't truly solve the problem. Your vlookup between the files will now work!13) vlookup invalid error / vlookup invalid reference error- If you’re working with large spreadsheets, ie those that have over 65,000 rows, you’re likely

Thanks!!Reply Analyst says: June 9, 2015 at 7:49 pmHi TriciaYes, you can do that with an IF statement.I've e-mailed you directly.AnalystReply rakesh says: May 7, 2015 at 12:21 pmcan u provide This page assumes you already know how to do a vlookup - if you don't know how to, click here for the link to the 2007/2010/2013 tutorial or here for the MCN LVL 92 Overall: Level 92 MS Excel 61 Message Patrick Matthews Author Comment 2010-11-07 at 11:09:30ID: 21165 mcn, A VLOOKUP can be constructed for something like that, but if