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    Question vlookup stopped working

    Hi,

    I am using this =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,data!$A$2:$B$31,2,0),"") to pull in values from a table via a drop down in the Products column(A) that fills in the value in Cost column (B).

    Its been working fine but suddenly stopped and I have no idea why or how to fix it.

    Any help gratefully received.

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    Re: vlookup stopped working

    Not much anyone can do with a picture of a problem.

    Please upload a sample workbook that demonstrates the problem.

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    Re: vlookup stopped working

    Most of the time people have an issue with a Vlookup, I find that doing "Text to Columns" on the shared column in both spreadsheets fixes it. In this case, it appears to be column A in both sheets. Sometimes you may have the same number in 2 cells, but they are formatted differently so excel thinks that one is a value, while the other is a word or something so it won't link the 2 together. "Text to Columns" fixes this.

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    Re: vlookup stopped working

    Here you go :-)

    Attachment 208891

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    Re: vlookup stopped working

    I get a message " Invalid attachment" trying to open your file . You probably missed the last step of attachment wizard ( load online or sthg).
    Perhaps try to re-post

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    Re: vlookup stopped working

    sliding_payment_ plan_forum.xlsx

    should have worked this time

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    Re: vlookup stopped working

    This formula works OK for me:

    =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,data!A$3:B$21,2,0),"")

    Some of the results of your current nested IF formula are incorrect.
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    Re: vlookup stopped working

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Valko View Post
    This formula works OK for me:

    =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,data!A$3:B$21,2,0),"")

    Some of the results of your current nested IF formula are incorrect.
    Thanks for that

    Do the selections work in column A where it defaults to 'choose product' and what errors are there?

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    Re: vlookup stopped working

    There are no entries that say "choose product". They say "choose asset" and the formula returns a blank on those entries because there is no match on the data sheet. There is a "choose product" entry on the data sheet but the corresponding Cost cell is empty.

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