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When I build a vlookup in a cell on an excel spreadsheet, it returns the formula instead if the looked up value.
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by:StephenJR
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Check the cell is not formatted as text.
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by:Flyster
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Are you putting an equal sign in front of Vlookup? (=VLOOKUP("Sample",B5:C7,2,False)

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can you post the sheet ?
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I have attached the spreadsheet
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by:KCTS
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... where is it ?
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by:RSteeg
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Sorry, here it is.  I am trying to do the lookup in column "O" on the physicians tab.
physicians.xlsx
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 2000 total points
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Press ctrl-`

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