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need a if formula nest with vlookup

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Hi Experts excel 2007

need a if formula yo do the following:-

Col a.                 Col b
12/02/2014.    Result

do if column a has a date value, return blank into b2, other wish vlookup formula...to return the result.
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by:itjockey
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what are you VLOOKUP in Column A. these are not Date values? then you can try this
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A1,Your Range,Column Number,False),"")

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.which returns to blank if there is no match up.


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by:itjockey
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or you can try this which is more specific to your question.
=IF(CELL("Format",A1)="D1","",VLOOKUP(A1, Your Range, Column Number, False)

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by:route217
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Hi Experts

quick questions why d1...so if a1 has a date the b1 is blank?
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=IF(CELL("Format",A1)="D1","","Y")

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if A1 = date returns to D1else "Y"
quick questions why d1
for date format value is D1.

so if a1 has a date the b1 is blank?

Yes
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by:route217
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Hi itjockey


=IF(CELL("Format",A1)="D1","",VLOOKUP(A1, Your Range, Column Number, False)

I am using the above and surely it should be if a1 has a date then return back in cell b1..if a1 has not date the apply the vlookup formula. .
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by:itjockey
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or provide your VLOOKUP Formula only I will merge & revert you back.
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Vlookup(a5,'app p'! $b$26:$q$1200,16,0)
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=IF(CELL("Format",A5)="D1","",VLOOKUP(A5,'app p'! $B$26:$Q$1200,16,False)

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=IF(CELL("Format",A1)="D1","",VLOOKUP(A5,'app p'! $B$26:$Q$1200,16,False)

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bit confused Cell A1 or A5 so added both .


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by:route217
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Sorry to  be a pain...

can you attach a workbook...still cannot get this to work.
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by:itjockey
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In stead  of mine why don't you upload yours as I don't have sheet name "app p" I just write formula.

for understanding see attached.

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Book2.xlsx
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by:route217
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Ok thanks...

how would you amend if a1 is blank and b1 is blank then vlookup..into the above if formula.
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=IF(AND(A1="",B1=""), Above formula,"")

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provide your sample workbook.

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