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Problem with Lookup with special character (+)

Posted on 2014-10-16
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I am trying to do a lookup but my data includes a special character - a plus +

In Excel it is erroring and in Google Sheets, it is causing further issues with wrong values being returned.

I have uploaded a spreadsheet which shows the issue.

Column D is devised by looking for column F in A and returning value in B

Thanks

Aidan
lookupIssue.xlsx
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 500 total points
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Use this formula
=VLOOKUP(F2,A:B,2,0)
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Brilliant! Thanks
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