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    Formula not recognising values in cells?

    I have a student data sheet which feeds into a tracking proforma (Example attached).
    Part of the proforma checks the current scores and uses it to measure the progress the student has made along a scale: 1-, 1, 1+, 2-, 2, 2+, 3-, 3, 3+etc.
    The formula
    =IFERROR((MATCH(G2,$L$2:$L$22,0))-(MATCH(C2,$L$2:$L$22,0)),"")
    does not seem to recognise certain cell values (1, 2, 3...) while it will happily recognise the 1-, 2+ type cells, so I am left with blank boxes in the progress column.

    I feel this is something very obvious but can't spot it, any guidance much appreciated.
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    Re: Formula not recognising values in cells?

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    You also need to format the list as Text and re-enter the values.


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    Re: Formula not recognising values in cells?

    Try

    H2=IFERROR(IFERROR(IFERROR((MATCH(G2,$L$2:$L$22,0))-(MATCH(C2,$L$2:$L$22,0)),(MATCH(G2+0,$L$2:$L$22,0))-(MATCH(C2+0,$L$2:$L$22,0))),(MATCH(G2+0,$L$2:$L$22,0))-(MATCH(C2,$L$2:$L$22,0))),(MATCH(G2,$L$2:$L$22,0))-(MATCH(C2+0,$L$2:$L$22,0))) and drag down.

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    Re: Formula not recognising values in cells?

    or if you dont want to change the cell format, just add "" in match range (TMS's formula), enter with CSE:

    =IFERROR((MATCH(G2&"",$L$2:$L$22&"",0))-(MATCH(C2&"",$L$2:$L$22&"",0)),"")

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    Re: Formula not recognising values in cells?

    Thank you, one and all. Most definitely SOLVED!

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    Re: Formula not recognising values in cells?

    You're welcome.

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