Solved

Vlookup in Excel

Posted on 2012-03-29
7
295 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-29
When I build a vlookup in a cell on an excel spreadsheet, it returns the formula instead if the looked up value.
0
Comment
Question by:RSteeg
7 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:StephenJR
ID: 37782935
Check the cell is not formatted as text.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Flyster
ID: 37782947
Are you putting an equal sign in front of Vlookup? (=VLOOKUP("Sample",B5:C7,2,False)

Flyster
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 37783084
can you post the sheet ?
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 

Author Comment

by:RSteeg
ID: 37783136
I have attached the spreadsheet
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 37783372
... where is it ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:RSteeg
ID: 37783438
Sorry, here it is.  I am trying to do the lookup in column "O" on the physicians tab.
physicians.xlsx
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
ID: 37783525
Press ctrl-`

it is the backwards apostrophe. On my keyboard it is below the Esc key next to 1
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
Freeze panes is an option within all variants of Excel to enable parts of a sheet to remain stationary when the cursor is in another part of the sheet. This is a very useful feature which is overlooked or under used.
Graphs within dashboards are meant to be dynamic, representing data from a period of time that will change each time the dashboard is updated with new data. Rather than update each graph to point to a different set within a static set of data, t…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now