Formula Error VLOOKUP

Why would this return a #VALUE error?  If formula is in Sheet2, column B5, using the first 9 chars of the value of A5 and we are look for a match of those 9 chars in Sheet1 column A, and wanting to return whatever is in column B of that find.  Any suggestions on how the formula needs to chg?

=VLOOKUP(LEFT(A5-9),Sheet1!A:A,1,FALSE)
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You are not using the Left function correctly. the "-" should be replaced with a comma.

Try this....

=VLOOKUP(LEFT(A5,9),Sheet1!A:A,1,FALSE)

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RWayneHAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.  That was it.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome. Glad to help.
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