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VLOOKUP not able to lookup values

Posted on 2013-11-29
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Hello experts,

In the attached file, I wanna fill code and no values in (Stationery) sheet with their corresponding from (Full) sheet.

I tried using VLOOKUP function, but as in the attached file, it doesn't seem to be working properly.

Any help?
full.xlsx
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Question by:Muhajreen
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by:guswebb
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It is working, it just can't find lots of those values from Column A. See attached.
Copy-of-full.xlsx
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by:Muhajreen
ID: 39685862
Did you try searching for any of the missing values?

The value at row 3 in Stationery sheet (2013198210081) is present at row 41 in full sheet.

In fact, almost all values are present, but VLOOKUP is unable to locate them.
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
ID: 39685865
The numbers on the Full sheet contains blanks before and after the numbers. Do a search/replace to get rid of the spaces. Some of the spaces before the number are char(160) so just select the space and copy it and then paste in the search/replace window to get rid of them.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Here is a corrected file.
Copy-of-full.xlsx
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by:Muhajreen
ID: 39685923
Thank you.

I have cleaned values before, thinking that CLEAN function was sufficient to trim spaces.

Now the problem is, when a value is really not available, then excel duplicates the above one. Please have a look on rows 78-144 in the attached file.
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by:Muhajreen
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Here is the file
Full.xlsx
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 39685954
Change the last 1 to 0
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by:Muhajreen
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Ok great!

Thank you
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