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vlookup issue - formula is not working

Posted on 2012-04-10
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Hello,

I hit a roadblock figuring out this vlookup formula.   It's not returning anything but the formula appears correct.

=VLOOKUP(H2, $A$2:$D$5, 4, FALSE)

I'm looking for the value in H2, selected the range, and column that I want to return, and looking for an exact match but when I hit enter, the formula doesn't respond.

Any insight or tips would be greatly appreciated.  I'm attaching a sample excel file of what I'm trying to do.  

thanks for your help!

lcha
example.xlsx
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Hi, lcha.

The problem is that the cell with the formula is defined with a format of "Text", which disables any formula. In the attached, I changed the cell's format to "General", re-entered the formula and copied it down.

Regards,
Brian.example-V2.xlsx
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Perfect, thank you!
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Thanks, lcha!
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