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    vlookup not working

    I have attached the file. Why is this simply vlookup not working?
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    Re: vlookup not working

    Try
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    ( LEFT returns a string and your lookup value is a number)
    I'm a newbie with PQ, so if my solution can be improved, please let me know. Thanks

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    Re: vlookup not working

    Dear fredmeister,

    Which result do you want?

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    Nandkumar Satpute

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    Re: vlookup not working

    Left is a Text Function and it returns text result. So comparing the Text Number with the real number in your vlookup is causing #N/A error.

    using -- (Unary Operator) in front of Text result or Using Value function will convert the Text Number to Real Number.

    =VLOOKUP(--LEFT(A2,4),Sheet2!A:D,4,0)

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    =VLOOKUP(VALUE(LEFT(A2,4)),Sheet2!A:D,4,0)


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    Re: vlookup not working

    Attached is the solution.

    Below is the formula.
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    You will need to add in "Value" formula. It will convert the Text to number.

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    Re: vlookup not working

    use following formula

    =VLOOKUP(VALUE(LEFT(A2,4)),Sheet2!$A$1:$D$1,4,FALSE)

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    Nandkumar Satpute

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