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Posted on 2011-09-29
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I have a column of dates that are formated as dates

In the next column i have a vlookup

For some reason when i evaluate the formula the date is  showing as a datevalue so its making the vlookup come back with an N/A

Any help would be appreciated

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Column A                     Column B
10/20/2011                  =vlookup(43637,...........
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Question by:kwarden13
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Patrick Matthews earned 2000 total points
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VLOOKUP will fail to find a match if you are not using the same data types.  Thus, if you have a column of text values that LOOK like dates, but you use a true date or numeric value in your VLOOKUP, VLOOKUP will not find the match.

Have a look at this article for more troubleshooting tips:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/A_2637-Six-Reasons-Why-Your-VLOOKUP-or-HLOOKUP-Formula-Does-Not-Work.html

BTW, 43637 corresponds to a date of 21 June 2019...
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by:kwarden13
ID: 36817872
Both of them say date formats when I go to format
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by:kwarden13
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I even pciked the same format
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by:Patrick Matthews
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And BTW, if you use:

=VLOOKUP(40836,...)

and one of your date values is 20 Oct 2011, as above, VLOOKUP will find it, as long as it really is a date value, and not text.
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by:jppinto
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Could you post a sample file for us to take a look please?
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by:kwarden13
ID: 36817878
The 43637 was just an exmple I through out not what it actually corresponds to
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Please post a sample file
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by:Rory Archibald
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If you change the format of your column A dates, do they actually change display? If not, then they are text.
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by:sabouille
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it will failled to find a match if not using the same data types !
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