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potential if/v lookup formula error

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Hi Expert's Excel 2007

I am using the following formula to complete the following scenario. .
Formula:-
=IF(o5="",IF(VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,14,0)="",VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,10,0),VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,14,0)),"")

Scenario: sheet 1

If cell o5 is blank and sheet 2 col 14 is blank then look up col 12. If o5 is blank and col 12 is blank then look up col 14...sheet 2
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Question by:route217
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by:itjockey
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pls provide sample file...
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=IF(AND(O5="",IF(VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,14,0)=""),VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,10,0),VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,14,0)),"")
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

Yu speak of col 12 and 14 but in your formula you have 10 and 14

Are the col numbers relative to c or relative to a

Regards
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by:route217
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Hi Rgonzo

Lets stick to the col in the formula. ...

I am getting an error with it jockeys formula after =""), part..
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by:itjockey
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Try this.  =IF(AND(O5="",IF(VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,14,0)=""),VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,10,0),VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,14,0)),""

allows to auto complete
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by:itjockey
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As I am not in position to investigate right now.Traveling.

Thanks
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=IFERROR(IF(AND(O5="",VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,14,0)=""),VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,10,0),VLOOKUP(Sheet2!B2,Sheet2!$C$2:$Q$500,14,0),"")
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by:route217
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Thanks for the feedback.. works
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