Vlookup and NA problem

Good Day Experts,

I have a wookbook (attached) with two speadsheet (Groupdates andGroupMemberCount) in which I wanted to match the totals from GroupMemberCount to Groupdates.  I am using the simple vlookup function, using the group as the common field and the results no matter what I try return #N/A. I searched the two spreadsheet and the group do show in both spreadsheets but again the results for the total is #N/A.  I am thinking it may have something to do with the way the spreadsheets are formatted.  Would you please take a look and see if you can figure out what I can do to return the correct results.  Thanks
BeeyenAsked:
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CompProbSolvCommented:
It does not appear that there is a file attached.
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BeeyenAuthor Commented:
The file is now attached.  Thanks
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NorieVBA ExpertCommented:
The values you want to lookup are in the 3rd column of the named range list1.

Also, all the values in column C on the GROUPDates worksheet are text, the values in the corresponding column on GroupMemberCount are a mixture of numeric and alphanumeric.

Try this formula in place of the VLOOKUP.

=INDEX(list1,MATCH(IFERROR(VALUE(C2),C2),INDEX(list1,,3),0),4)
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BeeyenAuthor Commented:
Good Day Norie, That worked but can you explain the formula?  Thanks
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NorieVBA ExpertCommented:
This part of the formula deals with the numeric/alphanumeric problem.

IFERROR(VALUE(C2),C2)

If the value in C2 is actually numeric but is stored as text then VALUE will convert it to numeric, if it's alpanumeric it's not converted.

This returns the third column in list1.

INDEX(list1,,3)

This finds the row in the third column of list1 where the value in C2 is found.

MATCH(IFERROR(VALUE(C2),C2),INDEX(list1,,3),0)

We use the value returned from this with a further INDEX function to return the value from the corresponding row in the 4th column of list1.

=INDEX(list1,rowfrommatch,4)

Hope that helps.

PS You could actually use VLOOKUP but you would need to convert the data in column C on GROUPDates so numbers stored as text are converted to actual numbers.
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BeeyenAuthor Commented:
Is this VB?
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BeeyenAuthor Commented:
And Thank you  for you assistance
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BeeyenAuthor Commented:
Excellent!  Thanks
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NorieVBA ExpertCommented:
It's not VBA (or VB).

I've only used standard Excel worksheet functions.:)
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BeeyenAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  It works nicely!
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