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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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...
What are your data like in the lookup array table?

Can you give some example? Do they always have letters  in parentheses ?
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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