We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

2010 Excel Vlookup works fine except on item search

FFNStaff asked
Last Modified: 2015-06-22

=IF(VLOOKUP(A1117,'Historical Detail'!$A$2:$E$96,5,FALSE),VLOOKUP(J1117-0.02,Grid,2,FALSE),IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH(J1117,Payouta,0)),VLOOKUP(J1117,Grid,2,FALSE),VLOOKUP(J1117,OffGrid,2,FALSE)))

I am at wits end because this problem makes no sense!

The above formula works great except in 1 scenario: a rate of 82% on which the 2% is subtracted.  The 2nd vlookup does not seem to see the 80% on the Grid.  It sees it when it doesn't have to subtract and it sees it for every other number of the Grid--there are 10 lines on the grid and 91 other instances where the Grid works.   Any suggestions as to why this won't work?

I have made sure the Historical Detail range includes the 2 instances and copied the formatting from other cells in the Grid.

On the Function Arguments window for the 2nd vlookup, is there a way to expand the items shown in the window?

Thank you.

Watch Question
Top Expert 2015
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 11 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE