Excel - incluce reformatted number in building a literal text string

Hi,

I have a dollar amount that is being retrived via Vlookup. It contains a decimal. The amount is not more than 9999.99. I need to insert it into a text string with the format of 000000 where the last two positions are the cents (probably obvious but want to be explicit here...). I cannot get it to work - tried creating new intermediate column and different formats for that etc.

Thanks much
COBOLforeverAsked:
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COBOLforeverAuthor Commented:
Also - when I vlookup the amount comes over as:
124.50  vlookup = 124.5
redmondbCommented:
Hi, COBOLforever.

Is this the kind of thing you're looking for?

Regards,
Brian. No-to-String.xlsm
Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Just structure your VLOOKUP like this:

=TEXT(100*VLOOKUP(A2,LookupRange,2),"000000")

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COBOLforeverAuthor Commented:
wow. wow. wow. I've been dancing all around that solution for years. So many thanks. really - huge for me. perfect.
redmondbCommented:
Glad matthewspatrick got you sorted!
Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Glad to help :)
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