Excel 2010 Vlookup Tilde

Is there some way to make vlookup work with a tilde character in the string? I'm not able to get that to work.

I have a VBA function that does just about the same thing as vlookup and it works.  


Attached is a sample
EE_vlookup_201509.xlsm
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Missus Miss_SellaneusCommented:
Change the tilde in column G to a double tilde and it works.

Change D5 to =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(SUBSTITUTE(D5,"~","~~"),Fish,1,FALSE),"Missing!") and copy down.


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/63807
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Jeff DarlingDeveloper AnalystAuthor Commented:
Seems like a bug in Excel vlookup to me.  thanks for the reference to the KB article.
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