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    labeling Alphanumeric Serial #s from a range..

    Hello,

    I have a long list of alphanumeric serial numbers and I know what model they are if they fall within specific ranges - see attached.
    Each range is defined by an Alpha Numeric serial range. all the lookup functions I have seen work on numeric ranges but I can't get those to work here..?

    Trying to use something like vlookup, index, match or other combination to label my list from the chart of model ranges.
    Any assistance would be much appreciated.
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    Re: labeling Alphanumeric Serial #s from a range..

    Are all your serial #s in the format of 3 letters, then a dash, then 7 numbers?
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    Re: labeling Alphanumeric Serial #s from a range..

    Hi, grasstoe!

    If you have same number of characters in codes (like your example), we could use:
    [B2] : =IFERROR(INDEX(F$2:F$5,MATCH(1,INDEX((A2>=D$2:D$5)*(A2<=E$2:E$5),),)),"")

    If not, you could use:
    [B2] : =IFERROR(INDEX(F$2:F$5,MATCH(1,INDEX((-MID(A2,5,9)<=-SUBSTITUTE(D$2:D$5,LEFT(A2,4),""))*(-MID(A2,5,9)>=-SUBSTITUTE(E$2:E$5,LEFT(A2,4),"")),),)),"")

    And drag it down. Blessings!

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    Re: labeling Alphanumeric Serial #s from a range..

    So close, thank you for such quick responses!

    I think my problem is that there are enough 3 digit codes at the beginning that the purely numeric digits after the dash overlap, but I may be wrong. It totally works on my sample but seems to pick the last value from the list of ranges for all samples on my actual document.

    I will keep struggling and post any solutions that come out...

    Thank YOU!!

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    Re: labeling Alphanumeric Serial #s from a range..

    Try this in B2, entered as an array formula with ctrl+shift+enter:
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    It will error out if nothing is found, but that can be handled with an IFERROR formula. Let us know if it works.

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    Re: labeling Alphanumeric Serial #s from a range..

    Another way. The DECIMAL function can convert alpha-numeric strings to numbers with an appropriate base.
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