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Hi. When I use the following VLOOKUP on the same sheet as the range "staff" it works fine.
It doesn't, however, work on a different sheet

=VLOOKUP(A5,staff,6,0)
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 167 total points
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it works for me just fine; what error do you get?
and with "other sheet" you mean really just another sheet in the same workbook?
can you upload the file (or a sample where you reproduce the issue)?
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if on sheet1

=VLOOKUP(A5,Sheet1!staff,6,0)
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Agree with AngelIII, works OK for me - you shouldn't need to refer to the sheet for a named range, is the lookup value the same, where is A5?

regards, barry
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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Is the A5 on the same sheet?
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Here is the file. I am trying to do a VLOOKUP on the sheet "Template" that references the Sheet Data1
Scheduler.xls
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This formula works for me

=VLOOKUP(A5,staff,4,0)

.....but the names need to match - you have "Anthony" on one sheet (with an "h") and "Antony" (without "h") on the other

regards, barry
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Also I think the names need to be in order to get correct results
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>Also I think the names need to be in order to get correct results

No, that's not correct - VLOOKUP with a 4th argument of FALSE or zero will give you an exact match only - the lookup range doesn't need to be sorted (that only applies when 4th argument of VLOOKUP is TRUE or 1)

The formula used should work OK on the data given, as long as the lookup value finds a match

regards, barry
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Thanks for the help
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