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Index/match giving correct results, wrong results & #N/A results...sometimes

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    Index/match giving correct results, wrong results & #N/A results...sometimes

    I have an index match formula that is sometime giving correct data, sometime incorrect data and sometime #N/A.

    I have the complete list of clients in column A. I want column B to provide the assigned Unit # and then column C to give the unit leader. Column D I have listed some notes as to what Column B & C should state.


    Can you help me fix the formulas in column B and C? Document attached
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    Re: Index/match giving correct results, wrong results & #N/A results...sometimes

    Use the Exact match parameter =INDEX($F$2:$F$96,MATCH(A5,$E$2:$E$96,0))

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    Re: Index/match giving correct results, wrong results & #N/A results...sometimes

    You're formula in B2 should be
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    Although you will still have problems as the values in col A don't always match the values in col E

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    Re: Index/match giving correct results, wrong results & #N/A results...sometimes

    The default for MATCH is to assume that your data is sorted in ascending order, and it will find the first match that is less than or equal to the lookup value. Your data is not sorted, so you need explicitly specify the third argument to indicate that you want an exact match for unsorted data:

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    Three for the price of one!

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