Vlookup and Like

experts, I have the following vlookup and need to modify it.  
I need to add a LIKE in the table array part.

W17 is a number but the issue is that in the table array it is a number and text and I need to match, I guess on if the numbers are "like" and dont pay attention to the letters.  Example:  W17 = 2.1 and in the table array it is 2.1(a).  I need to match on 2.1

Let me know if you have any questions.  I hope it is clear enough.

=VLOOKUP(W17,'[Survey Workbook.xlsm]BU Matrix'!$B$1:$C$63,2,FALSE)
pdvsaProject financeAsked:
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excelismagicCommented:
You can try

=vlookup(w17&"*",lookup range etc
pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
HI, thanks for the response...that didnt seem to do it though.  I now get a #N/A.  

I was thinking that I would need the &"*" part in the table array?

thank you for the help...
excelismagicCommented:
What are your data like in the lookup array table?

Can you give some example? Do they always have letters  in parentheses ?
excelismagicCommented:
When you have parentheses in your cell values then use

=vlookup(W17&"~"&"*", lookup array etc

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pdvsaProject financeAuthor Commented:
Thank you... That was it
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