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    lookup function problem

    Hi,
    On the spread sheet I have a table, with Level, unit range and value. When the number of units is entered in to B23, an IF formula gets the level it falls within (no problem here) and displays it in B26. Each level has a value, so in cell 29B Iím trying to use the LOOKUP function to display the value, basted on the info in B26.

    Problem is the Lookup up function does not seam to work when looking up the level values with a number that has been general from a formula. If I type the level number in, it works fine.

    I would be grateful for any help, spread sheet attached.
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    Re: lookup function problem

    You are generating TEXT values in cell B26.

    Remove the quotation marks from the number values you want.

    You could use this in cell B29: =VLOOKUP($B$23,$B$2:$D$15,3,1)

    and this in B26: =MATCH($B$23,$B$2:$B$15,1)

    Here are some links you might find useful:
    http://www.excelfunctions.net/Excel-...-Tutorial.html
    http://www.excelfunctions.net/ExcelVlookup.html
    http://www.excelfunctions.net/ExcelMatch.html
    Last edited by Cutter; 04-23-2011 at 11:19 AM. Reason: Offered alternative formulas

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    Re: lookup function problem

    Hi, thanks vrey much. Im a bit of novies with excel so every day is a lerning day.

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